North East England Blog

21 October 2019

Everything GPs need to know about Gastro!

By Dr Lily Lamb, Communications Lead

Lily Lamb







Our annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology symposium takes place on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Now in its third year, it covers everything a GP needs to know about GI problems. It always attracts a big audience and fantastic feedback.

It is a collaborative event involving the national RCGP Champions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Liver Disease, and Consultants from Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Topics include:

  • Bowel Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Anaemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interpretation of abnormal LFTs, and gallstones

There will also be a full hour Q&A session, with an opportunity to ask the experts anything. 

Questions can be submitted before or during the event, and in the past we have had patients and relatives getting in touch to highlight management of less common conditions such as bile salt malabsorption. 

The event will be held in the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, and it provides an ideal educational opportunity for all clinicians working in General Practice. We really encourage our Nurse Practitioners to join us at this event, as we are aware GI presentations are very common and often challenging to manage.

Lunch and tea and coffee are included in the registration price of:

  • £50 for RCGP members
  • £40 for AiTs/ First5s and Nurse Practitioners 

Previous feedback has included:

'Brilliant day, I have learnt so much!'
'The most useful education event I have been to since I qualified as a GP'
'Very well organised, all the speakers made their talks very relevant to GPs'

We hope to see you there, places are going fast so book now via our website!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and we are on Twitter too at @RCGPNorthEast and @rcgpFirst5NE.

Best Wishes. 

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