On Tuesday 22 May 2018, over 50 GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists attended a multi-disciplinary workshop organised by the Children & Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP). The partnership brought together consultants and pharmacists from CYPHP, Evelina London, and Variety Children’s Hospital@King’s to provide practical advice on the management of a range of paediatric problems commonly presenting to general practice.
The evening packed a punch - in two hours our team covered:
- Ear, nose, and throat conditions (ENT).
- Urinary tract infections.
- Food allergy.
- Fit, faints, and funny turns.
The evening was pitched to be practical. For example, delegates were able to get hands-on experience by exploring what it is like applying the emollients they prescribe on a daily basis. Richard Goodwin (CYPHP Pharmacist) provided practice advice on how to get the most out of your emollients. His joint eczema presentation with Dr Rachael Morris-Jones (Dermatology Consultant at King’s College Hospital) was well received, demystifying dermatology and urging clinicians to ‘be bold with topical steroids.’
Presentations from Dr Chloe Macaulay (General Paediatric Consultant from Evelina London) and Dr Victoria Possamai (Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant from Evelina London), were also well received, as they provided simple step by step guides to diagnosing and managing common childhood and ENT conditions, to maximise self-management, early treatment, and successful referrals.
What did attendees think of the event?
General consensus of the evening included:
- “Very knowledgeable speakers.”
- “Great varied agenda.”
- “Good speakers.”
- “Well pitched for GP needs.”
If you’re interested in child health and want to learn more about how to support children in your practice, why not come along to the next CYPHP event?
To attend our next GP workshop, keep an eye out in the next newsletter for further details.
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