PCCS 3rd Spring Conference

 Exploring comorbidity in patients with cardiovascular disease 

President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, GP, GPSI Cardiology, Gloucestershire

Dr Moore studied medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Gloucestershire to work as a GP principal. He has an interest in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, particularly those aspects that are relevant to primary care and contributes regularly to related educational events across the UK. He is President of the primary care cardiovascular society.

Dr Moore was involved in the development of the Primary Care based Gloucestershire Heart Failure service where he continues to work as a GPwSI.

He continues to represent Primary Care in the cardiovascular area at both a local and national level. He has provided cardiovascular clinical support to local commissioning organisations for over ten years and remains actively involved in commissioning local cardiology services chairing the Circulatory Clinical Programme Group for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). He was Clinical Lead for the community based West of England AHSN Stroke Prevention in AF project: Don’t wait to anticoagulate.

Dr Moore previously served on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and was a member of the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guideline committee (2018). He currently sits on the National Heart Failure Audit Steering group.

PCCS President Elect (CKD representative), Primary Care GP, Clinical Lead with the National Cardiac Pathways Improvement Programme

Raj’s varied roles have included working as a GP partner since 2004, Clinical Commissioning Director for Bucks CCG in planned care, and now Bucks/Ox/Berks West ICS, Cardiac Lead for the Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, primary care cardiology lead for the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and atrial fibrillation champion for NHSIQ Thames Valley. He is also a member of the national expert advisory group for heart failure and heart valve disease and is currently the national primary care workstream co-lead for the Cardiac Pathways Improvement Programme. Raj is CKD lead and president elect for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. He is also a medical director for healthy.io.

Raj has worked as a presenter on BBC Radio and is a medical writer, speaker, and advisor. He has written and published over 200 articles and several books including the MIMS consultation guide which won the BMA book of the year award in the category of medicine – 2012. Raj was awarded Tyco GP registrar of the year in 2003, two atrial fibrillation pioneer awards, was a national finalist for GP of the year in 2017 and a national HSJ finalist – 2019 for his work in atrial fibrillation.

PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology, County Durham

Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham for 33 years. He has been a GPSI Cardiology for 20 years having undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiol-ogy at Bradford University graduating with distinction. He started the first one stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK in 17 years ago with local colleagues. His PhD by research in heart failure diagnosis and management including work on natriuretic pep-tides generated several publications that have informed guidelines and led to the award of an Hon-orary Professorial Chair at Durham University.

He holds various roles in CVD and research including the Past President of the new Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming, CVD Clinical Adviser to the RCGP, CVD and Research Leads for Darlington Primary Care Network (PCN) and Federation, As-sociate Lead for Industry Research at North East and North Cumbria NIHR CRN. He has recently been elected onto the newly formed Darlington PCN Governing body as a GP member, CVD, Research Leads and Chair.

He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Cardiology and Primary Care Cardiovascular Jour-nals and a peer reviewer for most high impact Cardiovascular journals and research bodies. His work in community cardiology has been recognised with Fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh.

PCCS Council Member, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Mann Cottage Surgery and PCN Nurse Coordinator, Hereford Editor in Chief, Practice Nurse Journal

Beverley is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice in Gloucestershire and a PCN Nurse Coordinator in Hereford. She is also Editor in Chief of Practice Nurse journal. She qualified as an RGN at St George’s Hospital London and gained a BSc in Professional Nursing Studies after completing 2 years of an advanced clinical practice MSc at Wolverhampton University. She is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and holds an MSc in Respiratory Care and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law.

Beverley’s other qualifications include a Post Graduate Award in Diabetes Therapeutics from Warwick University.

Beverley has extensive educational experience developing modules in diabetes and CVD for an Open University-affiliated organisation and is an Expert Witness for a clinical negligence company. She has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2015, a title which is given to nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.

Beverley is a council member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and has worked on the Implementation Steering Group of Public Health England’s CVDPREVENT project and Oxford AHSN’s ‘Prevention of CVD during the pandemic’ guidance. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer in behaviour change at Imperial College London for the MSc in Preventive Cardiology.

ICB General Practice Nurse Lead and ICS CVD Lead for Primary Care for Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos CCG

I am a Registered General Nurse currently working as General Practice Nurse (GPN) lead for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board, CVD Primary Care champion for the Integrated Care System as well as lead research nurse for Pier Health Group in Weston Super Mare.

I first developed my interest in CVD when employed in medical cardiology at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. I then went on to become Senior Staff Nurse in cardiac surgery at what is now the Bristol Heart Institute. Much of my time was spent in providing education and cardiac rehabilitation. I have worked as CVD lead practice nurse in Primary Care since 2005 and provide clinical and strategic leadership to nurses within my role as GPN lead.

I have a BSc in community practice and a PG Cert in Public Health. I am passionate about improving CVD outcomes and reducing health inequalities in our populations as well as proactively encouraging health.

FRCGP FRCP Edin. FAcadMEd MSc Diabetes

GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre, GP with Specialist Interest in CVRM & Medical Education.

Kevin is a part-time GP Partner working at North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is also Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, Content Advisor for WebMD Medscape Global & UK and a co-founder of GoggleDocs.

Kevin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction.

Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.

Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiology, Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups and University Hospitals Sussex

Alison is a Consultant Pharmacist in Cardiology working in both primary and secondary care in Sussex. She qualified as a pharmacist from Bath University and has over 20 years of experience in cardiology. She has an MSc in Cardiology (Sussex University) and as an independent prescriber manages patients across a range of cardiac conditions. She is passionate about improving the prevention and care of people living with heart conditions.

She has published on topics in clinical pharmacy and cardiology. She was a member of the NICE Hypertension Guideline Group (2019). She worked as an educational facilitator with CPPE for the first wave of the NHS England pharmacists in GP practices and teaches at Brighton Universities on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Alison is Fellow and a Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

President, British and Irish Hypertension Society: Professor of Primary Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research, Hull York Medical School

Terry McCormack is a GP in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Professor of Primary Care Cardiovascular Medicine at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and President of the British and Irish Hypertension Society. He is a primary care researcher, particularly interested in hypertension, lipids and anticoagulation.

In 2020 he was the winner of the HYMS Undergraduate Medicine Phase II and III Teacher of Excellence Award. Guideline work includes the NICE Hypertension, Perioperative Care and Venous Thromboembolism guideline committees and the AAGBI/BHS preoperative BP guideline. He is an editor of the British Journal of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

PCCS Council Member and Nurse Practitioner with special interest in Cardiology, Woodbridge Medical Practice

John works as a nurse practitioner with specialist interest in cardiology in a busy primary care practice in Teesside. As well as providing acute minor ailments service, John maintains a role with patients with a range of long-term cardiac conditions and has special interest in atrial fibrillation.

John spent 6 years as a nurse consultant developing nurse-led services including thrombolysis in Accident and Emergency, Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic, and Nurse-led Myocardial Perfusion Service, and contributed to the national development of extended nurse prescribing from its introduction in 2002.

John has worked in primary care since 2012 and was a member of the national guideline development group with the updating of the NICE guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation that were published in June 2014.

General Practitioner The Park Medical Practice, Shepton Mallet

Steve has been a general practitioner partner since 1989 and has been a GP trainer since 1991. He spent 15 years on RCGP council, chaired the Primary Societies Forum at the RCGP a few years ago for four years and has more than 250 publications to his name. A decade on the asthma guidelines and in the last two years been involved in BTS guidance on respiratory disease in athletic individuals and guidance on fitness to fly. Steve is a previous chair of the PCRS and is on the executive still and education committee. He is still working two days as a GP, is an ICB Integrated Care lead and Respiratory lead, and is one of two regional leads for respiratory with a GP background. He has been involved and chaired work in professional guidance on management of breathlessness (cross speciality work) with IMPRESS and is part of the NHS breathlessness pathway at the current time. Married with two adult daughters, he plays the guitar and piano badly - but slightly better than his appalling painting skills. He loves armchair rugby (watching it) running (doing it) and travel.

Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, Adjunct Professor of Preventive Cardiology, National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, University of Galway

Professor Wood is a cardiologist committed to prevention of cardiovascular disease and holds joint emeritus academic appointments at Imperial College and the University of Galway. He has contributed to international policy and guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention through the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the European Society of Cardiology. He was a founder and President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, a Board member and Secretary/Treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology and most recently President of the World Heart Federation.

He is the principal investigator for the ASPIRE, EUROASPIRE and INTERASPIRE studies across countries in Europe and around the world, evaluating standards of preventive cardiology practice in hospital and primary care. He led the EUROACTION and EUROACTION+ trials in preventive cardiology evaluating nurse-led models of preventive care in hospital and general practice across 8 European countries, and the principals of EUROACTION were incorporated in the Imperial College NHS MyAction Cardiovascular Health programme for the NHS. He was Course Director for the MSc in Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College.

He is now working for the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health as Director of Research and International Relations to support the development of research in all aspects of cardiovascular prevention, to help expand the Galway MSc course in Preventive Cardiology into a portfolio of MSc courses in cardiovascular health and disease prevention, including obesity and diabetes, and to contribute to innovative service development for prevention of CVD using m-health:INTERCEPT-App.

He is Senior Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and also founded the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (now European Journal of Preventive Cardiology) and served as the first Joint Editor in Chief.

He is married to Professor Catriona Jennings, a cardiovascular specialist nurse, and they have four adult children and most recently welcomed their first granddaughter into the family. He enjoys cooking for family and friends, good wine and conversation and being at sea, having circumnavigated the UK in a Frances 26 sailing boat.

Consultant in renal and general medicine

Dr Hinchliffe started his Renal consultancy in 2015 at City Hospitals Sunderland, now South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. He has a longstanding subspeciality interest in diabetic kidney disease and has lectured on this topic in addition to its evolving treatments over the past 10 years. More recently he has been working across primary and secondary care boundaries through honorary contracts with both AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) and CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) projects, with an emphasis on the CaReMe (CardioRenalMetabolic) axis.