The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas. This podcast is produced by the RCGP eLearning and Essential Knowledge Update teams and features discussions with clinical experts about a range of key topics in primary care.
Allergic rhinitis and asthma
Allergic rhinitis and asthma are common conditions which affect a single airway and are therefore inextricably linked. In this podcast, Dr Toni Hazell and Dr Glenis Scadding discuss the links between asthma and allergic rhinitis, when to suspect that a rhinitis may be non-allergic, the importance of trigger factors and the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of allergy.
EKU2020.3: Acne Vulgaris
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK leading to 3.5 million primary care visits every year. In this EKU2020.3 podcast Dr Thomas Round, a GP and RCGP Essential Knowledge Update (EKU) Clinical Lead discusses the condition of acne vulgaris with Dr Angelika Razzaque, a GP partner and trainer in South East London and Executive Chair of the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) Executive Committee.
Syncope in Young Adults and Children podcast
Syncope is defined as transient loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoperfusion; it is a common problem which will affect up to 20% of children by the end of adolescence. The cause is usually benign, but it is important not to miss syncope due to a cardiac cause. In this podcast, Dr Toni Hazell talks to Professor Lesley Kavi about the different causes of syncope in children and young adults. They also discuss how to diagnose and manage these conditions in primary care.
In this podcast, Dr Kevin Barrett talks to Dr Danny Murphy about osteoarthritis (OA) and how to diagnose and manage the condition in primary care. They also discuss what can be done to help patients who have been diagnosed and the useful resources available to support them. Financial support for the design and development of this Osteoarthritis Learning Hub is provided by Pfizer Ltd as a Medical and Educational Goods and Services grant, an arm’s length educational grant. Pfizer has had no involvement in the content.
Achieving high influenza vaccination rates
In this podcast Dr George Kassianos discusses ways of managing mass vaccination with Jackie Reeve, Dr Ivan Aloysius and Dr Anish Kotecha. The circulation of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in our communities during the current influenza season has made it necessary to change the ways we carry our influenza vaccinations. One solution is to carry out mass vaccinations in large premises that offer space and car park facilities. The group discuss logistics when carrying out such mass vaccinations, as well as effective practice in organising the practice influenza vaccination clinics.
IgE and non-IgE mediated allergy
In this podcast, Dr Toni Hazell talks to Dr Liz Angier about presentations of allergy and how the presentation is related to the underlying mechanism of the allergy, whether IgE mediated or non IgE mediated. The podcast covers history taking, referral, the interpretation of allergy tests and the use of community services such as dietetics to help in both diagnosis and management.