Essentials Webinar Series REWIND

Essentials Webinar Series is a programme of 90-minute webinars providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information. These webinars were broadcast live and this REWIND page hosts the recordings and slides, which are available for delegates to access freely for six months from the webinar date.

Each recording is available free to those who registered for the live webinar, otherwise the prices are as below:

AiT rate: £15
Member rate: £20
Non-member rate: £30

Gastro 1: Pitfalls and Pearls of Diagnosis and Management of IBD

This recording will be available to view until 7 March 2022.

This three part series is presented by Beds and Herts Faculty, and is open to all. Part one of the series will take you on a tour of inflammatory bowel disease from pre-diagnosis, to the differing types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD) through to management and the complexity of holistic management of our IBD patients..

Topics covered:

1. Raise awareness of the possibility of IBD in your patient cohort.

2. What to do and who to turn to.

3. The therapeutic strategies your patients may be undergoing and the holistic management of patients with IBD.

4. Briefly go through local referral pathways.

Women's Health: Contraception - part 1

This recording will be available to view until 26 February 2022.

Brought to you by the RCGP Beds and Herts Faculty, this session covered contraceptive choices for particular groups of women. We looked at guidance for women we regularly see in our surgeries.

Topics covered: 

1. Which methods can be safely started and when after pregnancy including post termination

2. How to feel confident assessing young women (including under 16) who request contraception and understand which methods you can offer

3. Which methods can be offered to women in the peri-menopause

4. Understanding the possible effects of obesity on efficacy and safety of different contraceptive methods

Women's Health - HRT: Top tips for GPs

This recording will be available to view until 10 February 2022.

Brought to you by the RCGP Beds and Herts Faculty, this open-to-all session will give a summary of good HRT prescribing practice for GPs, with case studies to illustrate common scenarios we see in our surgeries. There will be lots of opportunity for questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the session you will

1. Understand which HRT should be used for which woman

2. Feel confident doing a risk assessment before starting a woman on HRT and discussing that risk with her

3. Know how to monitor a woman on HRT and when and how to stop.

4. Understand which women need contraception in addition to their HRT and which methods she could safely use.

Haematology - part 1: assessing haemaglobin

This recording will be available to view until 12 January 2022.

Having an abnormal haemoglobin result is a common occurrence in General Practice. It can often be frustrating trying to manage an abnormal haemoglobin amidst polypharmacy and multi-morbidity. 

This webinar explores how to work through examples of abnormal haemoglobin results with multiple factors through case-based discussions to identify how to effectively investigate and manage patient outcomes. 

Topics covered:

  1. Developing a structure to assessing anaemia in the context of low, normal or high MCV.
  2. Improving familiarity with polycythemia and possible causes. 

  3. Being confident in when to refer and the purpose you will be referring for. 

  4. How to become accustomed to red flags to ensure safe practice

Managing hair loss in primary care

This recording will be available to view until 30 December 2021.

Hair loss is a common presenting problem in primary care. Establishing the cause and treatment of hair loss can sometimes be challenging and it can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and psychological well-being.

A consultation for hair loss can take a considerable amount of time as there are several types of alopecia, which can be classified by underlying pathological mechanisms and the possibility of regrowth. Identifying the mechanism can guide possible therapeutic options. 

Topics covered:

  1. How to take a focused history consisting of the nature of the hair loss, the patient’s medical history including medications and/or supplements, hair styling practices, and family history.
  2. Hair cycle 
  3. Examination of the scalp and performing a hair pull test
  4. Scarring v non scarring hair loss
  5. When to treat and when to refer 

This webinar was sponsored by: 

Management of sexual pain disorders in women

This recording will be available to view until 29 December 2021.

Sexual pain disorders affect 7.4% of women with treble the prevalence in under 25's and over 45's but their management is historically poorly taught and therefore, poorly managed.

Dr Leila Frodsham, Consultant Gynaecologist and Psychosexual Lead at Guy's and St Thomas's, will guide you from consulting skills through to management of this highly distressing condition. This webinar is brought to you by the South East Thames Faculty but is open-to-all.

Topics covered:

  1. Improved sexual consultation skills
  2. Managing Vulvodynia and sexual pain disorders
  3. Managing Anorgasmia
  4. Managing sexual difficulties in menopause
  5. Managing male sexual difficulties

Practising remote foot and ankle assessment

This recording will be available to view until 24 December 2021.

This webinar provided tips on how to approach managing foot and ankle conditions remotely. The lockdown has fundamentally changed how GPs and Orthopaedic surgeons consult. Orthopaedic services are a hands-on speciality but basing decisions on remote consultations alone can be difficult. 

Topics covered:

  1. A basic foot mechanics refresher 
  2. Assessing patients remotely – tips to gain the best assessment and which investigations to use and when
  3. The current management of patients and appropriate referrals
  4. How long to treat – when to review and step-down or stop treatment. 
  5. What to do about patients whose symptoms don’t respond.
  6. Identification of red flag symptoms – those that definitely need a referral, and those that can be managed in primary care.

Recognition and management of eating disorders

This recording will be available to view until 22 December 2021.

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any other mental illness. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa is estimated to be up to 1.7% in adolescence. In this webinar we focused on recognition, risk assessment and medical management of patients with eating disorders, specifically with severe anorexia nervosa.

Topics Covered:

  1. Recognition and assessment of eating disorders, in particular anorexia and bulimia
  2. Most frequent comorbidities 
  3. Medical risk assessment and management (including physical examination, bloods, ECG, supplements when and where to refer)
  4. Prevention, assessment and management of medical complications, including osteoporosis, refeeding syndrome and Wernicke encephalopathy
  5. Guidance on remote consultations

How to diagnose and manage headaches in 10 minutes

This recording will be available to view until 14 December 2021.

In this webinar we focused on diagnosing and managing headaches within the constraints of a 10 minute consultation. Using two cases: a simple headache presentation where the diagnosis is not clear; and a complex presentation of migraine.

Topics Covered:

  1.  Knowing when to press the red button (do something right now).
  2.  Knowing when to press the orange button (do something soon).
  3.  More confidence in the management of the green button (a primary headache) 
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