'The Lost Update'

Powerful ideas and practical information to refresh your thinking and practice

'The Lost Update' is an engaging and thought-provoking 2 days of presentations and discussions, designed to bring you up to date with topics that drug reps, consultants or other update courses are unlikely to cover.

Devised primarily for GPs (at all stages of experience) it will also suit many nurse practitioners, particularly those dealing with chronic disease, senior community nurses, physiotherapists and primary care team leaders

“Fascinating and unlike any other course”

“Really good to be away from the practice for 2 days to be able to focus on this vitally important stuff that is so often missed out. Thank you for running this course – it has felt like a breath of fresh air!”

“so many things learned or consolidated!”

“I have already [24 hours later] started to use some of the information gleaned from the course…”

Amongst the many things you may learn are: 

  • Ways of cutting through the complexity of modern health care to focus on the things that will make the biggest difference across the board, genuinely empowering paients and avoiding medicalizing their difficulties. 
  • Simple rules and learnable techniques on how to use language to best effect, including how to put across key messages without raising patient’s resistance to them.  
  • How to spot and understand trauma, one of the most common drivers of ill-health – particularly in functional disorders. 
  • A basic toolkit to ensure conversations, meetings and consultations work well
  • How to understand “exercise” from a whole new perspective, clarifying quite how helpful it can be, and why people find it hard to engage in “exercise”. 
  • How thinking, feeling, emotion and physiology are linked,  understand the three main physiological emotional responses and their relevance to what we do all day, every day. 
  • How an unusual feature of our biology means that emotional arousal can always be managed and how to teach people to calm down, within normal consultations.  
  • Why CBT works, despite being based on an out-of-date theory of brain function,  why sometimes patients find it hard work, and where Mindfulness fits in. 
  • Why it is so hard to think rationally about diet and health, along with what we might conclude if we were to achieve rational thought on food: The dietary patterns proven, or highly likely, to either prevent or reverse the majority of chronic diseases.
  • How to spot the basic parameters that can distinguish helpful from unhelpful nutrition research, and how to spot nonsensical dietary concepts. 
  • The basic principles to demystify the whole “microbiome thing” and what this may mean for our practice in the future
  • A guide to the trendy but potentially mystifying topic of 'chronic inflammation'. 
  • A whole new way of seeing obesity and diabetes, and chronic disease management generally. 
  • New insights into depression, and new (and more satisfying) ways to respond to and help depressed patients, including an understanding of the role of inflammation in depression.  And why this needn’t be about prescribing drugs.
  • And more … !

You will need to bring only an open mind and relaxed attitude.

A little about 'The Lost Update' January 2019

For a flavour of what to expect , this short film will explain a little about the course.
Please note that the booking details apply to courses organised with Wessex LMCs. 

A longer chat about 'The Lost Update'

In this interview Dr Gareth Bryant and Dr Andrew Morrice discuss the thinking behind
"The Lost Update" Course. 
Please note that the booking details apply to courses organised with Wessex LMCs. 

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CPD Providers

Are you a CPD provider interested in organising this course for your members?  Detailed course descriptions and plans, and examples of GP feedback are available on request, along with a model email notice or advertisement.