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2019 Speakers


Chair: Dr Farah Jameel

Dr Farah Jameel is a London based sessional GP, having completed her GP training in 2013. She was featured that year in the GP trade press as a top up-and-coming GP and also won an award for effective leadership. She has since, in 2014 and 2015, been named as one of the top 50 most influential GP’s.

She is a Council Member at Medical Women’s Federation, Deputy Chair of the BMA’s Equality and Inclusion Committee and a national executive member of the British International Doctor’s Association. She was previously Chair of the South Thames Regional Junior Doctors Committee in 2012 and has been a member of the British Medical Association’s UK Junior Doctors Committee between 2010 to 2014. She is currently a member of the UK General Practitioners Committee and Camden LMC and has been involved in medical politics since 2009.

She enjoys working with grassroots, new and senior members, listening to and vocalising the concerns shared by the profession, in the right fora. A strong believer of the NHS and its core principles, she has consistently fought to maintain and improve working conditions and patient care. Being a BME woman and an international medical graduate, she has a keen interest in ensuring equality and fairness is extended to all. She has a special interest in Dermatology and is currently pursuing a diploma in dermatology. She also occasionally writes for the GP trade press.


Professor Caroline Fertleman

Professor Caroline Fertleman is a consultant paediatrician at the Whittington Hospital, she holds chair in medical education at UCL medical school where she is the lead for undergraduate education.

Caroline’s commitment to teaching excellence has been recognised in numerous educational awards and prizes. She received a prestigious UCL Provost Teaching Award (2017) and UCL SLMS Award (2015). She was nominated by colleagues and awarded both the Academy of Medical Educators President’s Medal (2016) and Trainer of the Year prize (2017). She has been awarded numerous educational grants, has supervised NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) and set up the UCL medical school paediatrics and child health iBSc in 2010, which is consistently the most popular iBSc in the medical school. She has a strong track record of innovating and designing novel ways of teaching, with not only an outcome of improved learning but also in contributing to the educational scholarship literature. A number of recent examples include immersive interactive workshops to teach staff on deafness delivered by students and staff with hearing impairment, testing newly designed paediatric body maps and leading a team of faculty and smoking adolescents to co-produce a smoking cessation summative assessment, which was relevant, valid and discriminating. She has recently used innovative virtual reality technology to assess safeguarding skills in GPs. I have published ten books including seven for the public on parenting and three textbooks. The hands on guide for paediatrics won the BMJ textbook award in its category. She is regularly invited to lecture and deliver teaching nationally and internationally (USA, Pakistan and Bangladesh).

She is a proud Londoner and would not really consider living anywhere else. She has an assortment of adolescents, rescue dogs, itinerant cats and a stash of yarn for knitting.



Dr Donald Macgregor

Dr Donald Macgregor achieved his BSc from St Andrews University in 1978 and MBChB from University of Manchester MBChB three years later. He was House Officer and then Senior House Officer at the then Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool before moving to Stirling Royal as Medical Registrar. In 1985 he was appointed Paediatric Registrar at Tayside.

In 1986 Dr Macgregor moved culture and continent to take up a post as Senior Paediatrician for Highland Provinces in Papua New Guinea followed by a Research Fellow position at BC Children’s Hospital Vancouver two years later.

He returned to Scotland in 1990  as Senior Registrar and Lecturer at the RHSC Edinburgh and then Consultant Paediatrician, Lancaster & Kendal Hospitals.

Since 1996 Dr Macgregor has been a Consultant Paediatrician/Senior Lecturer at Ninewells Medical School NHS Tayside and Honorary Lecturer University of Lancaster. His current roles include:

  • Clinical Lead North of Scotland  Paediatric Unscheduled Care
  • (using Telehealth for sick children in rural locations Orkney,Shetland,Caithness,Hebrides,Skye etc
  • General Paediatrics with special interests Respiratory & Allergy, Child Protection
  • Senior Examiner, Royal Medical Colleges
  • Member SIGN Council, Advisor to Scottish Public Service Ombudsman and Central Legal Office
  • Immediate Past-President, Scottish Paediatric Society

Outside of medicine, Dr Macgregor was the first to run the New York Marathon in a kilt, raising funds for Autism Scotland. He has cycled Vancouver-Seattle(2002), LA to SanDiego (2004 & 2006),  Lake Eyrie-Niagara Falls- Toronto(2008) Mississippi-Baton Rouge-New Orleans(2011) all in his kilt for Lung Research.




Dr Andy Whittamore

Andy is a practising GP working near Portsmouth and is Clinical Lead at Asthma UK for 2 days per week. He has had a respiratory interest for 12 years and has had a range of national and regional roles involving policy, guideline development, innovation and quality improvement. You can contact Andy via Twitter on @76whit







Dr Kevin Barrett

GP partner in Hertfordshire, RCGP & Crohns and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Champion 2017-2020

Dr Kevin Barrett is a General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG). The first medical job Kevin had was in gastroenterology and he has maintained an interest in this clinical area since becoming a GP in 2002. He is particularly keen to find ways to improve the detection and early diagnosis of all forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

He is the current Royal College of General Practitioners and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Clinical Champion for the 2017-2019 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project. In November 2017, Dr Barrett became chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology.

Dr Barrett was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2005.



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    “Well organised, very relevant information, well presented. One of the best courses I’ve been on.”

    Dr Camilla Arthur

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    “Very informative and well presented. Always a hallmark of Pulse’s seminars.”

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    “An excellent learning experience-very well presented by experts in their specific fields”.

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    “Good teaching style and learned a lot to help my practice. A good academic, relaxed day away from the hectic surgery!”

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  • Dermatology 2018

    “This is the second time I have been to the pulse dermatology seminar, and I would do so again. The material is practical, relevant and interesting.”

    Dr Sue Rutherford