One Day Essential | Ear, Nose and Throat

Date10 November 2017
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5, Nurse
RCGP Accredited



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ENT is a very important speciality for general practice. According to the GP handbook; 8 out of 14 consultations with GPs are ENT related. With the exception of auscultation of the chest and measuring the blood pressure, the most common examinations that a GP performs are examining the ears and the throat. So, how good are we at ENT? Not very, this is down to the lack of adequate undergraduate training in ENT. This has left a big gap in our ENT knowledge and skills. Hence also its practice and application. As GP’s our examination of the ear is inadequate, and of the nose virtually non-existent, the larynx we cannot examine. Thus our diagnosis and management suffer. It is imperative that we be robust in our ENT knowledge as a general practitioner.

This one day essential course will aim to cover:

  • Many of the common ENT disorders that you will encounter in primary care. Such as: Glue ear, acute otitis media, management of ear perforations, tinnitus, sudden hearing loss, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinosinusitis, and hoarseness, and sore throats, red flags in ENT, Bell’s palsy, and dizziness (Epley manoeuvre) amongst others.
  • Essential, basic ENT anatomy as required by a GP                                                                     
  • Providing an interesting, Interactive course with lectures, videos and demonstrations on key aspects of ENT. There will be plenty of opportunity to raise your queries with the speakers.
  • Leaving you with improved knowledge and fresh confidence for your future ENT practice in primary care.

Topics will include:

  • Essential ear conditions for the General Practitioner - Key basic anatomy, Glue ear, acute otitis media, perforations, sudden deafness and tinnitus
  • The nose in General practice - Key basic anatomy, nasal obstruction (deviated septum, nasal polyps) epistaxis
  • Conditions of the throat - Sore throat, tonsillitis, glandular fever, Globus, hoarseness
  • Rhino sinusitis - Chronic rhinitis – allergic/non-allergic, acute and chronic sinusitis
  • Dizziness - Key areas of diagnosis and management of the dizzy patient, including the Epley manoeuvre
  • Red Flags in ENT and head and neck - Asymmetric tonsils, Neck Lumps, - NICE referral guidelines. Malignant Otitis Externa, Bells Palsy, TM joint dysfunction

Full programme to follow


VenueRCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Maximum capacity280
EmailRCGP Conferences
Phone020 3188 7658
ContactRCGP Conferences


  • Hearing Loop
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi

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