Tuesday 10th May 2022

Paediatrics String of Pearls PM

Speakers: Dr Russell Peek, Dr Laura Hole, Dr Leena Nathwani

The GGPET Committee have planned this session with Drs Laura Hole and Russell Peek..

By the end of the session, participants will have
1. reflected on common findings at the routine neonatal examination, considering which need to be referred, which can be monitored over time, and which are variants of normal for which parents can be reassured, and
2. discussed common problems of infancy, including regurgitation and reflux, milk allergy, faltering growth, 'colicky' symptoms, plagiocephaly, and birth marks.
3. discussed common acute paediatrics that may be encountered in primary care, how to manage and when to refer
4. reviewed some frequent A&G requests


Date: Tuesday 10th May 2022

Time: 13:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: F2F at Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: -

About the speaker

Dr Russell Peek

Russell trained in paediatrics in Scotland and the Southwest before appointment as a consultant in Gloucestershire in 2006. He has particular interests in neonatal medicine, infant feeding and nutrition. He was a member of the NICE committee that developed the gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants and children guideline (NG1) and chaired the NICE faltering growth guideline committee (NG75). He is an enthusiastic educator, currently the director of medical education for Gloucestershire Hospitals and a member of council of the Academy of Medical Educators.

About the speaker

Dr Laura Hole

Dr Hole qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2001. Most of her training was spent in the Severn Deanery. She joined the consultant team in Gloucestershire in 2012.

Dr Hole is a general paediatrician with an interest in respiratory paediatrics. She runs general paediatric clinics approximately twice a month. She is particularly interested in the care of acutely unwell children and high dependency care. She couples this with an interest in teaching and education and regularly teaches on the Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course and is the simulation tutor for paediatrics.

Dr Hole’s respiratory skills include looking after children with difficult asthma, chronic cough, cystic fibrosis and the respiratory needs of children with complex neurodisability. She interprets nocturnal oximetry studies and locally supervises the care of children using non-invasive ventilation. She enjoys a very constructive working relationship with the tertiary respiratory team in Bristol Children’s Hospital.

About the speaker

Dr Leena Nathwani
Consultant Paediatrician

Joined us 2016- trained North west- lead of paediatric allergy - Marie is Specialty Director for paeds, Helen Smith is allergy specialist nurse.

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