Obesity in the United Kingdom: Do we need a new approach?

Organised by OASIS-GB (Obesity Awareness Support and Information Services – Great Britain), Northern Care Alliance (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust) and the University of Salford

OASIS-GB Study day invitation statement 18th July 2022

We cordially invite you to participate in the Obesity Awareness and Support in Manchester (OASIS-GB).

The devolved healthcare and social care system in Manchester has enabled a concerted effort to address the disparities in healthcare need with the commissioning of NHS services. Addressing obesity is a significant target to improve the health of the Greater Manchester Area and the nation. Appreciation of the patient experience are fundamental to building an efficacious care pathway. Ensuring client engagement and ameliorating stigmata is crucial.

Focusing the minds of the commissioners, patients, scientists, and healthcare professionals to improve awareness of the disease has led appreciation of this complex multifactorial condition. As members of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) we need to take a leading role individual patient advocacy and care. But also, through the organisation of the accessible weight management services in both the healthcare and community sectors.

This study day has brought together a world-renowned experts, patients, and other stakeholders in the field to help map out the background, contemporaneous practise, and prospects in bariatric care. We look forwards to meeting with you in aide of this worthy cause.

Best wishes,

Prof Siba Senapati

Please click here to register

Date: 18th July

Venue: Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building at Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester

08:15 – 08:40. Arrival and Registration

08:40 – 08:50. Welcome – Dr O. Williams OBE (CEO Northern Care Alliance)

08:50 – 09:00. Introduction – Prof. S. Senapati (Chairman of OASIS-GB)

Session 1: Causes of Obesity (9:00-11:00)

Chair: Prof. JS. Bamrah CBE (FRCPsych) and Dr A. Syed (Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead in the department of Diabetes & Endocrinology & Co-chair OASIS-GB)

09:00 – 09:15. A Patients’ perspective – Lisa Williams

09:15 – 09:45. Misconceptions about obesity; addressing weight stigma– Dr SW. Flint (School of Psychology, Scaled Insights, Nexus, University of Leeds)

09:45 – 10:15. Genetic influences of obesity – Prof. S. Farooqi (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge)

10:15 – 10:45. Causes and health consequences of the global increase of obesity– Prof. J. Wilding (Professor of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Liverpool)

10:45 – 11:00. Panel discussion

Coffee Break – 11:00-11:30

Session 2: Management of Obesity (11:30-13:30)

Chair: Prof. M. Gibson (Professor of Diabetes & Metabolic Medicine) and Prof. K. Akhtar (Consultant OG/Bariatrics Surgeon)

11.30 – 11.45. Impact of obesity on health – Dr A. Syed (Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead in the department of Diabetes & Endocrinology & Co-chair OASIS-GB)

11.45 – 12.00. Obesity and the heart – Prof. S. Arya (Consultant Cardiologist and Medical Director, Wigan and Wrightington Hospital)

12.00 – 12.40. Proposing a novel, holistic and evidence-based weight management programme for the future– Dr A. Robins (Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Exercise as Medicine, Senior Lecturer, The

University of Salford UK), Dr P. Sindall (Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science, University of Salford) and Dr P. Gray (Lecturer in Nutrition & Exercise as Medicine, The University of Salford UK)

12.40 – 12.55. Are we starting a new era for obesity pharmacotherapy?– Prof. J. Wilding (Professor of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Liverpool)

12.55 – 13.10. Current Surgical Approaches – Prof. S. Senapati (Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital, University of Salford and Chairman of OASIS-GB)

13.10 – 13.30. Panel discussion

Lunch – 13:30- 14:15

Session 3: Considerations for obesity services (14:15-16:00)

Chair: Mrs Jodi Ellison (Senior Bariatric Specialist Nurse), Mr Jack Carney (Co-Chair of Oasis-GB and Senior Coach at Salford Metropolitan Athletic Club) and Mr Christopher Slater (Senior Dietician, Salford Royal Hospital)

14.15 – 14.35. The role of safe surgery as an important part of the weight loss journey– Prof. Vinod Menon, President of British Obesity and metabolic Surgery Society (15 mins talk 5 mins Q&A)

14.35 – 15.05. Patient experiences- Patient experts: Mr Liam Hennigan, Mrs Beverley Harris, Mr Stuart Paterson

15.05 – 15.20. Epidemiological research in diabetes and obesity (Salford/Great Manchester) – Dr A. Heald (Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology)

15:20 – 15:35. Tackling obesity in the early years – Ms Deborah Blackburn (Salford Council)

15:35 – 15:50. OASIS-GB current activities and vision – Mr J. Carney (Co-Chair of Oasis-GB and Senior Coach at Salford Metropolitan Athletic Club)

15:50 – 16:05. Regional and national strategies on food and healthy weight – What works? – Deborah Thompson (Public Health Consultant, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership)

16.05 – 16.20. Panel discussion

16.20. Close and Vote of thanks

This meeting has been sponsored by Novo Nordisk who have funded the venue and catering costs. Novo Nordisk have had no input in the agenda, choice of speakers or the presentations.

The Weekend SCE Revision Course- Diabetes & Endocrinology – 2021

Venue: Virtual meeting via Zoom.

Dates: 6th & 7th February 2021

We would like to invite you to a two-day educational programme on the 6th & 7th of February 2021. The Royal College of Physicians ran the first-ever SCE in Diabetes & Endocrinology in May 2009. This course has evolved over the last 11 years, the first one to run was in 2009.
This interactive programme is organized and chaired by Dr. Moulinath Banerjee, who has developed the programme over the last decade. The salient topics of Diabetes & Endocrinology curriculum will be covered. The speakers, who are all Consultants in Diabetes & Endocrinology, are listed separately with this invitation.
The number of attendees is restricted to 40. In previous years, the course has been over-subscribed, hence please register early to avoid disappointment. The course registration will close on 29th January 2021.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please register here.

Novo Nordisk, Sanofi and the 3rd sponsor (TBC) has provided sponsorship to Endocrine Wellbeing Ltd to support the costs associated with running this meeting. This includes payment of speaker and chairperson honoraria as well as administration and IT costs. No sponsor has influenced the content of the agenda topics or speaker presentations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Thanking you
The Weekend SCE Revision course team (ask.diabendo@gmail.com)

The Weekend SCE Revision Course- Diabetes & Endocrinology – 2021

Virtual meeting via Zoom


Day 1: 6th February 2021

08.30am Zoom  call opens

8.55 am Introduction: Dr M Banerjee

9.00 – 10.00 Session E1: Pituitary, MEN & miscellaneous endocrinopathies: Dr D Cuthbertson

10.00 – 11.00 Session E2: Adrenal disorders & Pregnancy with Endocrine disorders: Dr B Issa

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break            

11.15 – 12.15 Session E3: Reproductive endocrinology: Dr J T Krishnamurthy

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch  [Includes 12.15-12.25 and 12.25-12.35 – 2 sessions of interaction with sponsors]

13.00 – 14.00 Session E4: Thyroid disorders (except thyroid cancers): Dr M Kashif

14.00 – 15.00 Session E6: Pituitary disorders: Dr K Kaushal

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.15 Session E7: Paediatric & Transitional Endocrinology: Dr Helena Gleeson

16.15 – 17.15 Session D1: Diabetes – General: Dr S Rajbhandari

17.15 – 18.15 D3: Diabetes – special circumstances: Dr M Banerjee

Day 2: 7th February 2020

8.00 am Zoom call opens

8.15 -9.15 Session E5: Thyroid cancers and nodules: Dr A Mukherjee

9.15 – 10.15 Session D3: Diabetes – complications: Dr N Younis

10.15-10.30 Coffee break

10.30 -11.30 Session M1: Electrolyte disorders: Dr S Adam

11.30 – 12.30 Session M2: Calcium & bone metabolism: Dr A Basu

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch break [Includes 12.30-12.40 – 1 session of interaction with sponsors]

13.15 – 14.15 Session M3: Lipid metabolism & cardiovascular risk: Dr H Bharaj

14.15 – 15.15 Session M4: Obesity: Dr A Syed

15.15 – 16.45 Session T1: Mock exam (90 minutes – 60 questions)

16.45 – 17.30 Session T2: Discussion of Mock exam questions: Dr M Banerjee

17.30 Feedback & Conclusion

Specialty Certificate Examination Diabetes & Endocrine Revision Course tutors

Dr Moulinath Banerjee – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Safwaan Adam – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Dr Ambar Basu – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Harnovdeep Singh Bharaj – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Dan Cuthbertson – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Aintree University Hospital

Dr Helena Gleeson– Consultant Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – Birmingham

Dr Mohammed Kashif – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Dr Kalpana Kaushal– Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Dr JT Krishnamurthy – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Annice Mukherjee – Consultant Endocrinologist, Spire Manchester Hospital.

Prof Satyan Rajbhandari – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Akheel Syed – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust

Dr Naveed Younis – Consultant Diabetologist/Endocrinologist, Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust       

COVID reflections: an Endocrine Registrar’s perspective

A District General Hospital, COVID and training: a junior doctor’s perspective | Society for Endocrinology

‘Gone were the preparations to attend the Endocrine Update and the Specialty Certificate Exam. Hello, instead, COVID Medical Registrar Rota.’

Venkatram Subramanian, Specialty Trainee (ST5), Diabetes and Endocrinology, Health Education England North West Deanery, reflects on the the year gone



Please use the above link to get directed to the OCDEM fellowships for diabetes and endocrinology. These are funded scholarships for clinical researchers to do further research/ get involved in ongoing research in Endocrinology . These are funded by Novo Nordisk and you get an opportunity to engage with some of the best minds in the business.

Survey of Learning opportunities

Over the last few months , the focus has been shifting from face-to-face teaching to a more virtual approach with the ability to attend meetings from the comfort of not having to search for a parking spot (among other things). We would like to know the thoughts of our members on how this resonates among our group and whether there are any particular preferences. Please provide your responses. This may influence the decision on upcoming teaching sessions depending on the overall outlook. The poll will end on 15th of November and based on the answers , we can push for advice to the TPD and trainee representatives in order to facilitate future sessions for the North-west sector.

North-West Endocrinology Teaching Days 2020-21

Please note that the next Northwest Training days are as follows:

  1. 22nd of December 2020 – Hosted by Bolton NHS FT – Theme to be confirmed
  2. 20th of January 2021 – Hosted by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals – Royal Preston Hospital – Pituitary

Trainees are advised to contact their respective rota managers and arrange for the afternoon off. Teaching will be delivered online via Zoom and as this can be accessed remotely, will allow for better participation.

For all participants, please note the following rules for the sessions :

  1. Microphones to be muted unless instructed by the speaker.
  2. Any questions to be posted on the chat bar.
  3. Please stay safe and try and avoid watching while driving (new Driving regulations)
  4. We are aiming to record sessions and make them available either through the website or on the cloud for access for a limited period so as to allow those who have other commitments such as Annual Leave, Nights/ long day on calls etc.
  5. Start times will be between 1:30 – 2 pm – Please await instructions closer to the date for joining and ID.

Any further questions to be directed to the Trainee Representatives who will aim to answer any queries as best as possible.

Please do note that this is going to be a different (hopefully better) way of delivering the teaching sessions. Any feedback (positive or negative) is appreciated. Please contact on nwendocrinetraining@gmail.com.