GP Evening Meetings

Wednesday evenings, Start 19:00 Finish no later than 21:00


To attend any of the following meetings please complete the online Registration Form or download the Registration Sheet.

You will me notified by email to confirm your place.


Marie Curie Hospice (Education Suite)
Balornock Road
Glasgow G21 3US

Dates / Topics of meetings November 2017 – March 2018
Comment(s) from previous years evaluation under each topic

  • 1st November Shortness of Breath
    Libby Ferguson, Consultant in Palliative Care, Marie Curie Glasgow
    ‘Covered the topic comprehensively and usefully for Primary Care setting / informative and friendly meeting’
  • 8th November Palliative Care and Parkinson’s Disease
    Anne-Louise Cunnington, Consultant Geriatrician, Glasgow Royal and Stobhill
    ‘Very informative updates on Parkinson’s presentation and progression / Specialist was very amenable’
  • 15th November Anticipatory Care Planning
    Euan Paterson, GP Palliative Care Facilitator
    ‘Lots of useful discussion from both GP and palliative care perspective / interactive / sharing of experiences’
  • 22nd November Key Information Summary
    Euan Paterson, GP Palliative Care Facilitator
    ‘Covered all aspects of KIS with some good discussion’
  • 29th November Palliative Care and Renal Disease
    Tara Collidge, Consultant Nephrologist, QEUH
    ‘Excellent speaker – straight talking, knowledgeable and witty / very interesting and useful’
  • 13th December Crises in Palliative Care
    Fiona Findlay, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, QEUH
    ‘Most common crises were covered succinctly / plenty of opportunity to ask questions and for discussion’
  • 10th January Last Stages of Life
    Emma Dymond, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, QEUH
    ‘Good to hear of other GPs’ experiences / Open discussion and chance to ask questions’
  • 24th January Confusion, anxiety and agitation
    Graham Whyte, Consultant in Palliative Care, Marie Curie Glasgow
    ‘Very perceptive speaker / case studies to illustrate and sparked lively debate’
  • 31st January Respiratory Disease and Palliative Care
    Scott Davidson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
    ‘Discussion on ventilation / Chance to ask about managing patients …. such as MND patients’
  • 7th February Nausea & vomiting
    Alistair McKeown, Consultant in Palliative Care, Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
    ‘Excellent presentation / Interactive’
  • 21st February Pain
    Elayne Harris, Macmillan Lead Pharmacist (Palliative Care)
    ‘Interactive, non-judgemental atmosphere, very relevant’
  • 28th February Palliative Care in Cardiac Failure
    Karen Hogg, Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal
    ‘a very interesting and comprehensive interactive meeting on management of end stage heart failure’
  • 7th March DNACPR
    Maire O’Riordan, Consultant in Palliative Care, Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow
    ‘Very informative and interesting tutorial on this difficult topic’
  • 14th March The Bristol Stool Chart of Existence or What is a Life?
    Russell Jones, Chaplain Beatson Oncology Centre
    ‘very informative and thought provoking’
  • 21st March Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
    Graham Whyte, Consultant in Palliative Care, Marie Curie Glasgow
    ‘really interesting discussions which made me think about ethical dilemmas in a new light’
  • 28th March Bereavement
    Carol Campbell, Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, NHS GGC
    ‘Helpful reminder of grief reactions / Open discussion between attendees / Reflection and interaction’



Audio recordings of meetings

Audio recording of a few meetings held in 2016 / 17  can be accessed at the following web page using the password supplied by the administrator.



These resources relate to current and previous evening meeting topics and will be updated as new materials become available.

Anticipatory Care Planning
Cardiac Failure
Crises in Palliative Care
Delirium, Anxiety & Restlessness
Depression in Palliative Care
Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmanary Resuscitation (DNACPR)
Key Information summary – KIS
Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
Last few days of life (SECTION UNDER REVIEW)
Nausea and Vomiting
Parkinson’s Disease
Renal Disease
Respiratory Disease





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