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Lipid Management in Primary Care: Bridging the gap between clinical evidence and clinical practice

Lipid Management in Primary Care: Bridging the gap between clinical evidence and clinical practice

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This webinar has been solely funded by Novartis. Novartis were not involved in the development of the webinar, content, selection of speakers or their arrangements. All content has been independently developed by PCCS.

This PCCS webinar ‘Lipid Management in Primary Care: Bridging the gap between clinical evidence and clinical practice’ will take place on Tuesday, 28th November at 7:00pm - 8:15pm. We will be looking at the latest guidance on lipid management, reviewing QOF targets and the current challenges faced by primary care HCPs in this area. We will present a whistle stop tour of the latest clinical evidence supporting the use of lipid lowering therapies and provide practical guidance using patient case studies that we hope will provide support for you in your day to day practice.


Tuesday 28th November 2023


Welcome and introduction

Chair: Prof Raj Thakkar


Lipid Management: The road ahead

Speaker: Prof Raj Thakkar


Long-term safety and efficacy of inclisiran: The ORION-8 study

Speaker: Prof Derek Connolly


Navigating the lipid management pathway: practical implementation in Primary Care

Speaker: Dr Carl Deaney


Panel Discussion

All speakers


Meeting close

Agenda subject to change


Prof Raj Thakkar

Prof Raj Thakkar

PCCS President and CKD representative, Primary care cardiovascular society, GP Primary care cardiology lead, Oxford HIN Honorary Visiting Professor, Cardiff University Medical School, National EAGs for lipids and HF/HVD, NHSE National primary care workstream co-lead - cardiac transformation programme, NHSE UK Clinical Director, and Board observer, British Society of Heart Failure

Raj trained at University College London where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and completed his medical degree in 1999. He went on to a GP training programme in the Oxford deanery during which time he completed postgraduate membership exams of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and Physicians. Raj went on to win the national GP enterprise award in his division. He also completed an enhanced GP registrar post in cardiology.  

Raj’s varied roles have included working as a GP partner since 2004, Clinical Commissioning Director in planned care, Cardiac Lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, primary care cardiology lead for the Oxford Health Innovation Network (HIN) and atrial fibrillation champion for NHSIQ Thames Valley. He is also on the national expert advisory group for heart failure and valve disease and is currently the national primary care workstream co-lead for the cardiac transformation programme (NHSE). Raj sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.  

Raj has worked as a presenter on BBC Radio and is a medical writer, lecturer, 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 in 2012. He has achieved 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. 

Prof Derek Connolly

Prof Derek Connolly

Consultant Cardiologist and Director of R&D at Birmingham City Hospital

Derek is a Consultant Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital, Birmingham UK and holds a honorary academic positions at both the University of Birmingham Institute of cardiovascular sciences and at Aston University medical School. Derek trained in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and San Diego where he was a Carnegie Scholar. Derek has a first class degree in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh where he was the Brunton medallist and Keasbey Bursary holder. Derek’s PhD in molecular cardiology is from the University of Cambridge. Derek is the Chief or Primary Investigator of multiple large trials in Cardiovascular medicine. Derek developed one of the UKs first primary angioplasty programmes, and one of the UKs largest cardiac CT programmes. He has been a council member of the PCCS since it's refoundation.

Dr Carl Deaney

Dr Carl Deaney

GP, East Lincolnshire

University of London, completed his VTS via the Oxford Deanery. GP serving rural East Lincolnshire since late 2013. Special interest in long term conditions (particularly cardiology) and their impact on patient quality of life; passionate about the implementation of best practice in primary care.

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