Versus Arthritis and Red Whale Webinars

Versus Arthritis are excited to be working with leading health care education provider Red Whale to deliver a series of free, interactive webinars covering some of the most common MSK conditions seen in primary care.

They are specifically designed to help improve your confidence and skills in supporting people with MSK conditions and to gain valuable CPD points. You can join the webinars live and have your chance to interact and ask questions or watch later ‘on demand’.

Available webinars

Osteoarthritis: primary care matters – 1 CPD hour

Primary care can make a big difference to patients with osteoarthritis, but what we say, and how we say it, really matters. Engaging patients in self-management is crucial. This webinar looks at this important area of MSK health and dispels myths of ‘wear and tear’.

Watch the webinar here.

View the Red Whale PEARL on osteoarthritis here.

Chronic Pain: why it can only be in the brain – 1 CPD point

Chronic pain syndromes pose a challenge to modern medicine and can be a ‘heartsink’ to patients and clinicians alike. Understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain and the best way to support patients in managing it has changed beyond recognition over recent years. Beyond this, we now understand the significant downsides of prescribing opiates and pentinoids for these patients.

In this, the first of two webinars on chronic pain, we share some of this new understanding and offer a toolbox of ideas to change these consultations for the better and to make your lives and your patients’ lives easier.

Watch the webinar here.

View the Red Whale PEARL on Chronic Pain here.

Gout – how can we do it better? – 1 CPD point

Gout is common in primary care and can be a really satisfying diagnosis to make. Thinking has changed in recent years and we are now encouraged to think of it as a ‘chronic inflammatory arthropathy’ rather than a series of discrete events. It is also a marker for metabolic syndrome and increased cardiovascular risk. Data suggests we are undertreating it in primary care. This webinar discusses diagnosis, how and when to start disease modifying treatments and the impact of lifestyle interventions and much more.

Watch the webinar here.

View the Red Whale PEARL on Gout here.

Future webinars

Unfortunately this webinar has been postponed. Please sign up to our professional network to be informed of updates regarding future webinars.

Paediatric MSK: Red flags and when to worry? FREE live webinar

In MSK medicine, children are not just small adults and there are some important things we need to remember. In this webinar we will look at the presentations when we need to act and worry.

This will include:

  • Acute joint pain
  • Swollen joints
  • Using the PGALs examination tool.

Join our Red Whale MSK team and Dr Graeme Denman (GPwSI in paediatric rheumatology) and Dr Sharmila Jandial (Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist) on the Red Whale sofa to explore this important area and answer all your questions.