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Chronic Abdominal Pain

Overview: Chronic abdominal pain is common in children and adolescents. Complaints of chronic abdominal pain occur in 10-19% of children and studiesuggest they account for 5% of GP consultations. They also suggest that more than a third of children continue to have persistent pain one year later after initial presentation to their GPSchool absence and the impact on family life and social activities can be significant. 

Two broad categories of causes of chronic abdominal pain in children existorganic and functional. The evaluation and management of the child with abdominal pain can be challenging and a frustrating concern to the child, parents/carers and Doctor.

Learning outcomes: This recorded webinar looks at initial evaluation and management approaches, strategies to consider and weighing up who and when to refer. Participants will feel increased confidence and competence at dealing with these cases.


Speaker: Dr Louise Phillips, Consultant Paediatrician.

Facilitated by: Dr Mike Barker GP CPD Lead.

Recorded: November 2022  Duration: 62 Minutes

Common Skin Lesions

Overview: Paediatric skin lesions are a common presentation in general practice. There are a wide variety of soft tissue and vascular lesions that present from the newborn through to the childhood years. Correct identification of these lesions is important, particularly in those that may be high risk, or those with a time-sensitive management window.

Learning outcomes: This recorded webinar will refresh knowledge and improve confident diagnosis of common paediatric skin lesions including vascular, cystic and pigmented lesions. Aiming to provide guidance on those which are safe to monitor and those which should be referred to secondary care. Participants will feel increased confidence and competence at dealing with these cases. 


Speaker: Dr Angie WestwoodGPwER Dermatology and Minor Surgery in SBUHB.

Facilitated by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Recorded: January 2023  Duration: 27 Minutes

Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Overview: Did you know epilepsy is in fact better described as ‘the epilepsies’? It is highly prevalent among the childhood population and is often over-diagnosed. This means that children are given medication needlessly with the potential for far-reaching side effects. On the other hand there are many children who have subtle signs of the epilepsies that remain unrecognised for too long. They would therefore run the risk of losing vital stages of their development and learning due to the consequences of the condition. 

Another feature of the epilepsies is that investigations are often carried out over-zealously. Appropriately directing the EEG tests will save so much hassle and confusion later on. The epilepsies remain by and large a clinical diagnosis based on accurate history taking with EEG as an adjunct. MRI scanning of the brain and the targeted use of genetic tests are very useful in the full assessment of the very young child with this diagnosis. The place of new pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions is well worth understanding. Questions about cannabis oil abound! The warning about Valproate use in the female patient is also worth discussing.

Learning outcomes: This recorded webinar provides an opportunity to understand more about the epilepsies, with clinical scenarios. We refer to the NICE guidelines frequently for firm grounding. The value of signposting patients to (epilepsy action) is highlighted. Emphasising safety and guided information, including SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) is presented in an interactive manner.




Speaker: Dr Damitha Ratnasinghe, Consultant Paediatrician, HDUHB.

Facilitated by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Recorded: November 2022  Duration: 62 Minutes


Overview: Musculoskeletal problems in children and young people are common, with a wide differential diagnosis available to consider. Undiagnosed inflammatory conditions can lead to long-term joint damage and subsequent morbidity, affecting the life-chances of young people.

Learning outcomes: This recorded webinar provides an overview of the diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, whilst considering other diagnoses for joint pain, including the common, and rarer unmissable causes.




Speaker: Dr Simon Fountain-Polley, Consultant Paediatrician, HDUHB.

Facilitated by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Recorded: November 2022  Duration: 52 Minutes


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