Last week myself and Diana, our Head of Services, visited the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in London. We were exhibiting at their ‘One Day Essential: Neurology Conference’.
The RCGP offer one day conferences to GPs, providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information. The aim is to help GPs improve their practice and patient outcomes.
There were a number of expert speakers, covering various neurological conditions including Dr Gabriele De Luca, who spoke about multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr De Luca is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. He is also the Director of Clinical Neurosciences Undergraduate Education at Oxford Medical School. We were fortunate enough to be able to listen to his talk.
His session was informative, educational and most of all engaging. He explained to his audience more about MS and provided further information to support the delegates in deciding what are potential neurological symptoms, and when to refer on to neurology. He also discussed ways in which to decide if their patients are having a relapse or not and making the link to the central nervous system.
We had time to chat to the delegates attending the conference and explained how we can help support their MS patients in their day to day living through our services.
It is always nice to attend events where we can chat to people face to face and talk about our work. It was a great opportunity to talk to GPs who are the front line professionals at the start of everyone’s journey and beyond.