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Honor Merriman has managed Oxfordshire  Primary Care Learning since 2008.  We have hosted Continuing Professional Development events for GP’s and team members from their surgeries. The current format of the meetings is up to 2 hours CPD training from an Oxford-based Consultant.  We use an online tool (Zoom). Whilst there are social drawbacks with an electronic system there can be added advantages. These are:

  • as GP’s become even busier with Long-Covid they can view the meeting without going out again from home at the end of a heavy day
  • Child care or babysitters may no longer be required
  • If the speaker agrees the meeting can be recorded and made available for a few weeks

We have held  regular monthly meetings (although we acknowledge that top speakers will be busy) If you have any ideas please reply to

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Tuesday, July 5th  7:00 pm

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Honor Merriman
Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jul 5, 2022 07:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


In 2022 but with details yet to be confirmed

  • Choosing inhaler devices for patients with asthma and CO4/11 Prof Raj Kharbanda
  • Resources for patients with mental health problems
  • Managing childhood allergy problems (part 2)
  • Earlier cancer diagnosis


Make sure that you have registered your email to ensure receiving the programme for this autumn


Previous meetings

date meeting
Thursday, October 30 2008 Primary Care Update Afternoon Waddesdon Room
Tuesday, November 25 2008 Primary Care Update Day  Denman College
Wednesday, February 11 2009 Everything you wanted to know about ENT  but were afraid to ask
Tuesday, May 5 2009 Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Thursday, May 21 2009 Renal disease: QOF, early detection
Wednesday, June 10 2009 Nearly everything you need to know about orthopaedic medicine and surgery
Tuesday, June 23 2009 How to do joint and soft tissue injections
Wednesday, July 8 2009 GUM Update: What’s new in cervical screening,
Wednesday, September 9 2009 CPR Training
Thursday, October 15 2009 medley of learning
Wednesday, November 11 2009 GP orthopaedic master class
Thursday, February 4 2010 child protection workshop
Tuesday, March 16 2010 Medley of Learning 2010
Thursday, June 24 2010 Primary Care Update afternoon
Thursday, July 8 2010 Primary Care update evening
Tuesday, September 28 2010 Men’s Health Update
Tuesday, October 12 2010 IT fair
Thursday, October 21 2010 Child protection & gynae update
Tuesday, November 23 2010 Management of the metabolic syndrome
Friday, January 21 2011 update afternoon COPD and consulting
Thursday, March 3 2011 Polycystic ovary syndrome and conception in patients with diabetes
Friday, April 8 2011 Back pain
Tuesday, May 24 2011 skin pre-cancers
Thursday, June 9 2011 Respiratory medicine
Tuesday, June 28 2011 New approaches to the management of migraine
Thursday, July 7 2011 eczema and allergy testing
Tuesday, September 6 2011 Gynaecology; Cancer in childhood
Tuesday, October 25 2011 Latest developments in CV (CHD/IHD) risk stratification tools
Tuesday, February 21 2012 Back pain
Tuesday, March 27 2012 Diabetes
Wednesday, May 9 2012 Autism and Asperger’s
Tuesday, May 22 2012 allergic rhinitis and eczema
Tuesday, June 26 2012 Child protection update
Tuesday, July 10 2012 Breathless patient
Wednesday, September 12 2012 dermatology
Wednesday, October 31 2012 Diabetes – Renal and Hepatic complications
Tuesday, November 27 2012 Stroke Prevention
Wednesday, December 5 2012 Paediatric update
Wednesday, March 13 2013 Update evening on skin cancer
Wednesday, April 17 2013 Interstitial lung disease
Tuesday, February 26 2013 hypercholesterolaemia.
Monday, June 24 2013 Diabetes: Up Close and Personalised
Wednesday, July 10 2013 Gallbladders, stones and the pancreas
Wednesday, October 2 2013 Renal medicine: improving patient care.
Wednesday, November 6 2013 New developments in the management of asthma
Wednesday, December 4 2013 Acute coronary syndromes, new care pathway for GPs post-hospital discharge
Wednesday, September 25 2013 DVT’s
Thursday, January 9 2014 Advances in the management of diabetes.
Thursday, March 6 2014 Heart2heart: changes and improvements in the Oxfordshire IAPT services
Wednesday, March 26 2014 Acute coronary syndromes
Thursday, May 8 2014 Parkinson’s disease Primary care perspectives
Tuesday, May 20 2014 Children with emotional and cognitive problems
Wednesday, July 23 2014 Optimising asthma care: how GPs and nurses can implement best practice
Wednesday, September 24 2014 Diabetes; common problems….and their solutions
Thursday, October 2 2014 Solving your cholesterol conundrums: Case studies in cardiology
Thursday, October 23 2014 Stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
Wednesday, November 12 2014 Vitamin D & other ways of preventing & managing osteoporosis & fractures
Wednesday, March 4 2015 Managing pelvic floor problems
Wednesday, May 6 2015 Managing co-morbidities for unwell older [patients in primary care
Tuesday, June 9 2015 postponed Behaviour Changes in Diabetics, Jen Nash
Tuesday, June 30 2015 Implementing local and national guidance on lipid modification for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Tuesday, July 7 2015 Women’s health evening
Tuesday, June 23 2015 Asthma update New guidelines for children and adults
Thursday, November 19 2015 pain problems case studies
Thursday, October 8 2015 Diabetes Update Therapeutic advances
Wednesday, November 11 2015 Detecting and managing cancer in the upper GI tract and hepatobiliary system”
Tuesday, January 19 2016 Anticoagulation, new drugs and new indications
Diabetes – Rustum Rea
Skin malignancy, spotting and treating melanoma and other skin cancers
Wednesday, May 25 2016 Recent Advances in airways disease
Wednesday, June 22 2016 How to cope with the dizzy patient What’s new and developing in ENT
Thursday, July 7 2016 update on renal disease
Thursday, September 8 2016 How to diagnose and manage children with food allergies
Thursday, December 1 2016 Women’s health evening
Wednesday, February 15 2017 Back pain
Thursday, March 23 2017 paediatric surgery
Thursday, May 11 2017 Neck lumps
Thursday, June 8 2017 Respiratory update Spirometry
Thursday, September 14 2017 Update on bariatric surgery
Wednesday, October 18 2017 Endocrinology, medical and surgical
Wednesday, November 15 2017 Investigating and Treating Anaemia
Wednesday, December 6 2017 Managing breast problems in primary care
Wednesday, January 24 2018 Investigating and Managing Endometriosis
Wednesday, March 7 2018 Feeding problems in infants, allergy or not?
Thursday, May 17 2018 Sports medicine
Wednesday, June 20 2018 Dermatology in focus
Tuesday, July 10 2018 Neurosurgery
Wednesday, May 30 2018 New approaches to Asthma
Tuesday, September 18 2018 Foot and ankle orthopaedics
Wednesday, November 21 2018 Cardiology update
Tuesday, October 30 2018 Chronic Pain what the GP can do
Wednesday, December 5 2018 Mesh problems and how to resolve them
Tuesday, December 11 2018 managing knee problems
Wednesday, January 23 2019 motor neurone disease
Tuesday, February 26 2019 Dermatology new treatments
Thursday, March 7 2019 Lyme disease and vitaminB12 deficiency
Thursday, April 11 2019 Stroke prevention, a multifaceted approach
Thursday, April 25 2019 Headache and facial pain
Wednesday, May 22 2019 Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Wednesday, June 19 2019 Adult ADHD
Tuesday, November 19 2019 more foot and ankle problems
Tuesday, December 3 2019 How to spot a gynae cancer  Antenatal screening and ultrasound
Wednesday, January 29 2020 Cardio vascular medicine update
Wednesday, February 19 2020 Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea
Thursday, March 12 2020 Breast cancer
Wednesday, April 22 2020 Glaucoma & cataracts
Wednesday, February 19 2020 Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea Mr Konstantinos Chaidas
Thursday, March 12 2020 Breast Cancer Miss P G Roy Consultant Breast Surgeon
Wednesday, April 22 2020 Glaucoma and cataracts Mr Gurjeet Jutley, Consultant Eye Surgeon
Thursday, April 30 2020 Dermatology update Dr Bowling
Wednesday, May 13 2020 Facial pain Dr Saeed
Thursday, July 9 2020 dermatology update
Thursday, July 16 2020 glaucoma and cataract
Thursday, July 30 2020 ECG update
Wednesday, September 9 2020 the breathless patient Dr Gamble
Thursday, October 1 2020  New tests and pathways for colorectal cancer Dr James East
Wednesday, October 21 2020 Facial pain Dr Saeed
  • Thursday September 30 2022
  • Dr José Maia e Costa, Consultant Paediatrician in Allergy, Lead Clinician for Paediatric Allergy, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire A
  • A further meeting is planned for early in 2022 addressing rhinitis and other childhood

Professor Raj Kharbanda –  Identifying aortic valve problems and new ways of treating them

Professor Kharbanda has subsequently provided a booklet on TAVI for use and as an aid to the explanation for GP’s and patients’ families

Mr Ali Qureshi -Top tips for GPs managing ENT problems and when we should refer

Dr Emily Fraser with Rehab specialist and Fatigue specialist – Experiences of managing long Covid in Oxfordshire