This event is for clinicians working in advanced practice.

Learn the Red Whale way with a variety of different teaching styles to make it easier to remember the learning;- genuinely practice-changing tools and tips and a year’s access to the course plus hundreds of articles and learning opportunities on Earn 6 CPD points for attending, a printed handbook sent by post, and 12 months access to an online handbook and in-consultation reference resource at

This season, will be covering a wide range of key primary care topics including:

  • Acute coronary syndrome: new NICE guidance on diagnosis and management, how “S.A.B.A” can help us remember the drugs we need to consider in secondary prevention and the important role of cardiac rehab.
  • Atrial fibrillation: they hope to bring you the new NICE guidance as soon as the draft is confirmed and talk about the key management decisions – to anti-coagulate or not to anti-coagulate? (quick answer is yes for most – or rather, a shared decision incorporating risk scores – one of which may be new to you!). They will also tackle other important questions, like rate v rhythm control, which anticoagulant and much more.
  • Gliflozins:  they’re everywhere – Red Whale look at the guidance and evidence for their role in heart failure (yes, you read that right!) and where they fit now in the management of type 2 diabetes, given the growing date on impact on important outcomes.
  • Types of diabetes: do you know your MODY from your LADA? Hint: they aren’t electric cars!
  • FIT testing and why we are going to be doing a LOT of it: we’ll share a change in bowel habit GEMS, which pulls together the latest research, evidence and guidelines – when to do a FIT test (clue: nearly ALWAYS!), and how and when to use faecal calprotectin.
  • Lung cancer screening and pulmonary nodules: what should we expect as this rolls out and (how) should we manage and communicate with people found to have lung nodules?
  • Long-COVID: Red Whale explore what we know – and just as importantly what we don’t, and how we can best listen to and support people now.
  • Prescribing updates: including ensuring all patients on long-term steroids who have emergency cards, know the sick-day rules.

All this and much, much more from funny turns in children; to anosmia, epididymo-orchitis and alopecia; and why how ‘familiar’ you are with your local farm animals may influence your prescribing decisions around antibiotics!