Implementing the best evidence for managing osteoarthritis in the primary care setting

3 March 2016 thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This workshop aims to increase understanding of osteoarthritis (OA) as a disease and as a chronic pain syndrome. The workshop will focus on supporting self management for patients and implementing NICE guidelines on core treatments for OA.

The workshop will include:

  • Making a clinical diagnosis of OA including the elements of assessment such as impact, health beliefs, concerns and expectations
  • Core treatment recommendations in the NICE guidelines for OA
  • A focus on activity and exercise, ways to support patients to become more active, harnessing patients’ own motivation
  • Developing a plan for a model health professional consultation for patients with OA
  • High quality information and resources for patients, educational opportunities for professionals.


  • Dr Mark Porcheret, Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Research Lead and Specialty Co-Lead
  • Dr Vince Cooper, Senior Lecturer in General Practice
  • Dr Andrew Finney, Nurse Academic.

This workshop is free to attend. Places are limited so secure your place quickly by contacting Emily Brayford on or 01782 733905. For more information, read the flyer.