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Looking after our out-patients: challenges and opportunities

  • Tue 29Sep

  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

  • Online

You are invited to join your colleagues at our latest webinar, chaired by Dr Andy Veitch, BSG President-Elect and with an introduction from Alastair McKinlay, President of BSG. This webinar is free to BSG members; you will need to log into your BSG account to book your ticket. Please note that when you book your place, you need to add the ticket to the ‘basket’ using the + button.

Questions and comments can be posted in the ‘chat’ facility and as many of these will be answered during the webinar. Following the webinar, the video replay will be sent out.

The view from Secondary care – Dr John Thomson

Managing our out-patients in the context of changes made due to COVID.

The view from Primary care – Dr Kevin Barrett

New ways of out-patient work in primary care both pre and post-COVID.

Training our juniors in the new OP landscape – Dr Bev Oates

Training challenges & opportunities in Gastro OP work.



Dr John Thomson

John Thomson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Clinical lead for the acute Electronic Patient Record in NHS Grampian, Associate Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science and the Digital Health Lead for Scottish Government’s Modernising Patient Pathways Program.

He has varied expertise and interests that coalesce around using health data well, making digital health great for the user, and the sustainability of healthcare systems.

Dr Kevin Barrett 

Kevin has been a General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire since 2002 and a Primary Care Commissioner since 2008. In November 2017, Kevin became chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology. He was the RCGP and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Lead Clinical Champion for the 2017-2020 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project.

Dr Bev Oates

Dr Oates has been a Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital since 2003 and has been Clinical Service Lead for Gastro and Endoscopy at WUTH.

Dr Oates was Training Programme Director for Gastro in Mersey for 11 years and National Recruitment Lead for Gastro for 10 years. She is Chair of the BSG Training Committee and is on the Gastro SAC, BSG Council & BSG Exec committees. In 2015 she was named as the HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year in recognition of her national, regional & local leadership achievements.

Dr Oates is passionate about high-quality patient care and became the National Clinical Lead for Gastro on the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme in 2017.


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