Managing Gastroenterology in Primary Care

Date16 May 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time09:30
End Time16:00
AudienceFoundation Doctor, GP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, Medical student, First5



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- To provide an overview of common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms encountered in general practice, their investigation and management

- To improve care for patients presenting with GI symptoms in primary care


- To know which patients with GI symptoms require referral to secondary care

- To have a strategy for managing patients with gastrooesophageal reflux disease

- To know how to recognise patient likely to have underlying inflammatory bowel disease, and how to support their ongoing management

VenueThe Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AQ
Maximum capacity60
EmailManaging Gastroenterology in Primary Care
Phone020 3188 7543
Faculty/DepartmentSouth East Thames Faculty

Course programme

9.20am Registration and Coffee

9.45am Chairman's Introduction, aims and objectives

10.00am When to refer for upper GI endoscopy

10.20am Which diarrhoea patient requires secondary referral?

10.40am Clinical Update and Tips for Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 

11.00am Coffee Break

11.20am Update - New concepts in the diagnosis and management of IBD

11.40am Long-term Monitoring of Gastroesophageal Reflux Patients

11.55am Delivering best practice for IBD patients in primary care

12.15pm Chairman's Summary/ Q&As

12.30pm Lunch

1.15pm Afternoon Session Commences: 9 case studies:

- Case 1 - Pregnancy UGI

- Case 2 - Pregnancy LGI

- Case 3 - Flare Management LGI

- Case 4 - Partial Responders UGI

- Case 5 - When it's not IBD LGI

- Case 6 - When it's not Reflux UGI

- Case 7 - When it might be time to step down: Management of the PPI Responder

- Case 8 - Monitoring LGI

- Case 9 - Side Effects LGI

3.50pm Chairman's Summary and Close


  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking


Programme prepared with support from an unrestricted educational grant from RB and Ferring. Speakers include Professor Stephen Attwood (Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Professor, Durham University); Dr Kumar Basu (Consultant Gastroenterologist, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield); Dr Marion Sloan (GPSI); Dr Bu Hayee (Consultant Gastroenterologist, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, London).  

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