Angel of the North



GP3 programme information

GP3 programmes are General Paediatrics for General Paediatricians and General Practitioners.

Next meeting - Wednesday the 12th July 2017

Venue - New Education Centre, Peacock Hall, RVI.

Aims and Objectives: To provide teaching in Child Health at the hinterland between General Practice and frontline Paediatrics. This programme forms the Ninth in a series started in 2014. The programme will follow the successful format namely:

1. Delivering a series of rapid learning sessions on common disorders.
2. Providing two detailed and intensive sessions on: The Seriously Sick Child & Safeguarding.

In addition, a senior practitioner will discuss lessons learned from that practitioner’s past case load. Subjects to be covered in July 2017 are safe-guarding children in Domestic Violence Situations; the Seriously Sick Child with an ENT disorder; a review of Coeliac disease; the effects of long term steroid use and managing frank haematuria.

Teaching Methods: hand-outs, Q&A sessions and inter-active case discussions.

Download the booking form in a word document format. Closing date for receipt of booking forms is 30th June.

0900 — 0930 Registration and coffee.

0930 — 1000 Update series - Long-term systemic steroids… what everyone should know. Dr Sharmila Jandial and Mrs Ruth Wylie, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist and Lead Nurse, GNCH.

1000 — 1030 Update series - Revisiting coeliac disease from suspicion to management. Dr Vicky Thomas, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, GNCH.

1030 — 1050 Coffee break.

1050 — 1120 Update series - A rational approach to frank haematuria. Dr Yincent Tse, Consultant Nephrologist, GNCH.

1120 — 1205 Recognising and managing the seriously ill child with an ENT disorder. Mrs Claire McLarnon, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Freeman Hospital.

1205 — 1245 Lunch

1245 — 1345 Safeguarding - Domestic violence and implications for child safety and well being. Speaker to be confirmed.

1345 — 1415 Cases I have learned from. Dr Chris Richards, Consultant Paediatrician, GNCH.


The study days are conducted on a monthly basis by the School of Paediatrics. This is an excellent provision for both established healthcare professionals, trainees and Associated Medical Professionals.

Great North Children's Hospital