Upcoming Webinars

GPNI ZOOM Webinars Thursdays 1-2pm

Please join the mailing list to recieve a password for the resources and to keep up to date with and register for future webinars – you must be part of the primary care team in Northern Ireland. If you have been unable to get acess via the mailing list please email [email protected]  with details of your role within Primary Care in Northern Ireland.

Previous Webinars

GPNI Webinars – Acute General Paediatrics Update

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Steve Karayiannis, SpR in General Paediatrics with a special interest in Paediatric Cardiology, who will be delivering a update on managing common paediatric issues in the current climate.


Macmillan Palliative Care Masterclass Webinar: Palliative Care Update

Many of you will have previously attended our popular Palliative care evening masterclasses this is an update from Dr Tracy Anderson Consultant in Palliative Medicine SEHSCT covering prescribing and common issues in Palliative Care


GPNI Webinar – Caring For Vulnerable People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Naoimh White GP and Charmaine McNally Lead Social Worker, Derry Federation who will be delivering a safeguarding update relevant to all members of the GP primary care team.


GPNI Webinar – Renal Medicine Update

We are excited to be joined by Dr Damian Fogarty, Consultant Nephrologist, who will be delivering an update on renal medicine and common issues arising in primary care. 


GPNI Webinar – GPNI Smear Taker’s Update

This Session was not recorded – Cervical Smear taking update with Dr Gary Dorman, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northern Trust. Suitable for GPs and Practice Nurses.


GPNI Webinar – GPNI Respiratory Update: COPD

Dr Paul McKeagney, Consultant Respiratory physician at BCH with a specialist interest in COPD. He will be answering your questions as well as updating us on the latest guidance and discussing the practicalities of managing COPD patients during COVID-19.


GPNI Webinar – COVID-19 & ENT Update

We will be joined by David Dick, ENT, SpR who will outline some of the challenges and changes to Ear Nose and Throat assessment and management during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


GPNI Webinar – ‘All things Hepatobiliary’ A GPNI Q&A with Mark Taylor

‘All things Hepatobiliary’ – A Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Q&A with Mark Taylor, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon

We are delighted to have Mark Taylor, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon join us to address all those tricky primary care issues that arise around Livers, Gallbladders and Pancreases! 


Macmillan Webinar – Advance Care Planning and Anticipatory Prescribing

Hosted by the the ‘Macmillan GP Facilitators’  featuring Dr Sinead Hutcheson Consultant Palliative Medicine BHSCT and Dr Catherine Doherty Specialist Registrar BHSCT

The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need for good Advance Care Planning and End of life care for our community patients.


GPNI Webinar – NIAS Update: Working together for patients

We are excited to have Nigel Ruddell,  Medical Director NIAS and Claire Hallowell,  NIAS join us for an update on pre-hospital care and the NI Ambulance Service in COVID-19.

They will give us a brief overview of changes in CPR and requisite PPE in the community and update us on changes within NIAS. There will also be a chance to address queries arising from General Practice and an update on a HSCQI award winning project focusing on engaging and managing high use 999 callers.


GPNI Webinar – Prescribing in a Pandemic – A GPNI Primary Care Prescribing Update

This week we are delighted to have Maura Corry Pharmacy Adviser, FSU with GPP Colleagues facilitating an overview on the changes to primary care prescribing due to COVID-19 and working in the ‘new normal’.

Topics covered include; Virtual Diabetic and Respiratory reviews, Medication reviews and Drug Monitoring in COVID-19, scanning scripts, Priority prescribing switches and Deprescribing in a pandemic (inc. pregabalin and opioids). There will also be an update on changes in community pharmacy.


Update on the flu vaccine programme 2020-21

This week we are delighted to be joined by Drs Jillian Johnston & David Irwin from the PHA and Dr Alan Stout from the NIGPC with an update on the flu vaccine programme 2020-21.

Chronic Pain – COVID & Upcoming NICE Guidance: The perfect Storm

DR NIRANJAN CHOGLE, Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia, South-Eastern HSCT

Ask a Neurologist – Q&A

DR RAEBURN FORBES, MD(HONS) FRCP (ED), Consultant Neurologist Southern HSC Trust

Primary care- top tips for managing cancer treatment complications’ and ‘Acute Cancer during COVID-19

Dr Lois Mulholland Consultant in Acute Oncology and Dr Yvonne McGivern Macmillan Primary Care Director Northern Ireland Cancer Network

CAMHS Update: looking after young minds during COVID-19

CHRISTINA WILKINSON, Assistant Children’s Services Manager CAMHS / DR DANIEL GBOLO-TEYE,  Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Director

COVID-19 Crisis – The HRT Clinic is Closed (6/8/2020)

Dr Joanne McManus, MB BCh BAO, MD, FRCOG – Consultant Gynaecologist, Fertility and Menopause Specialist.

Dr Joanne McManus will discuss the challenges of managing the menopause in primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What GP practices need to know about COVID-19 and Infection Control (9/7/2020)

Dr David Farren, MB BCh BAO MSc MRCP FRCPath, Consultant in Microbiology and Infection Control in the NHSCT

Dr Farren will discuss issues around Infection Control in the COVID-19 era.


Top tips in lipid and BP management (2/7/2020)

Dr. Susan Connolly, MB BCh BAO, PhD, FRCP Edin, Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Lead Our Hearts Our Minds Programme for Cardiovascular Health, South West Acute Hospital, Western Health and Social Care Trust

We are delighted to be joined by Susan Connolly Consultant Cardiologist who will be sharing advice on lipid and BP management in the ‘new normal’ including new lipid targets, who to refer based on NICE and how COVID-19 has influenced her work and virtual rehab clinics.


COVID 19 and First Contact Physiotherapy in the Primary Care MDT: challenges and opportunities? (25/5/20)

Suzanne Kennedy, Causeway GP Federation, Christian VanDeMerwe, Derry GP Federation, Denise Hall, Newry GP Federation, Deirdre Winters, West Belfast GP Federation, Joanne Shannon, Down GP Federation

The delivery model of First Contact Physiotherapy has been adapted in response to COVID 19. Regional First Contact Physiotherapy Leads will share their experiences of assessing and safety netting in remote Primary Care Musculoskeletal Management. The expert panel will provide an opportunity to answer questions during the webinar.


Paediatric priorities during COVID-19 (18/6/2020)

Dr Tom Bourke – Consultant Paediatrician RBHSC and Paediatric Covid Lead in BHSCT and Senior Lecturer in QUB

Safeguarding during a pandemic – Dr Julie-Ann Maney – Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and FMO

Covid 19  and PMIS in children – Dr Lynne Speirs – Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease


Dr Gary Benson, Consultant Haematologist Belfast Trust

We are Joined by Dr Gary Benson, who will be giving us an update on changes and challenges in haematology during COVID-19 as well as a practical ‘Question and Answer session’ for members of the primary care team. Please submit any questions you would be keen for us to address with registrations.


Exploring potential psychological reactions to the COVID 19 pandemic

Dr Kevin Dyer, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Psychology lead for Regional Trauma Network.

Dr Dyer will be exploring potential psychological reactions to the COVID 19 pandemic based on knowledge, evidence and understanding of psychological trauma in NI.


COVID-19 – Adapting to the “new temporary”- recent updates & challenges (28/5/2020)

Professor Max Watson, Director Project ECHO Hospice UK, Consultant Palliative Medicine Western Trust

Prof Waston will be joining us to present a regional and national COVID-19 update: including commentary on useful recent publications, literature and guidelines.


COVID-19 Primary care update and what happens next? (20/5/20)

Dr Margaret O’Brien (Head of General Practice, GMS, HSCB), Dr Alan Stout (Chair NIGPC), Dr Laurence Dorman (Chair RCGPNI), Professor Charlotte McArdle (Chief Nursing Officer NI)
A “Question Time” panel will be ready to answer your questions. (This webinar was not recorded)

Courageous Conversations: Advance Care Planning in COVID-19  (14/5/2020)

Karen Bowes, Nurse Lead / Team Manager Community Specialist Oncology and Palliative Care Team, Deirdre McKenna,  Social Worker Southern HSCT , Louise Sands GPNI / NIMDTA / QUB / Sessional GP

Recorded Webinar / Slides / Feedback for appraisal certificate / Links & Resources

Diabetes and COVID-19 (7/5/2020)

Hamish Courtney Consultant Endocrinologist, RVH Louisa Dunlop Diabetic Specialist Nurse, RVH Louise Sands GPNI / NIMDTA / QUB / Sessional GP

Recorded Webinar / Slides / Feedback for appraisal certificate / Links & Resources

Covid-19 Respiratory update from MIH (23/4/2020)

Dr Thelma Craig Respiratory Consultant,  Annemarie Marley Respiratory Nurse Consultant, Ursula Mason GPNI / South Belfast Federation / RCGP

Recorded Webinar / Links & Resources