Interpretation and management of abnormal LFTs including NAFLD
Unexplained high platelet counts and risk of malignancy
Interpreting the full blood count in primary care – iron deficiency anaemia, polycythaemias, macrocytosis, neutrophilias and neutropenias, lymphopenias and lymphocytosis, monocytosis, eosinophilias and thrombocytopenias
Interpretation and management of iron studies
Interpretation and management of abnormal thyroid function tests including subclinical hypothyroidism
eGFR and urinary ACR testing in primary care: pitfalls and precautions and how to manage renal function when introducing ACE inhibitors, ARBs and spironolactone
Appropriate use of CRP and ESR
Diagnosis, management, testing and prevention of vitamin D deficiency in primary care
Dr Kevin Fernando
My name is Kevin Fernando and I am a part-time GP Partner with specialist interests in medical education and diabetes based at North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh.
I am Education Director of GPnotebook Education – a new series of primary care update courses for all primary care professionals including GPs, GP specialist trainees, medical students, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing students, pharmacists and paramedic practitioners.
I am a GP Educational Supervisor and have been actively involved in medical education for over 15 years. I have been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for my contributions to medical education and diabetes.
To ensure sessions remain sufficiently interactive and educationally rewarding, the number places will be strictly limited to 30 users.
Study groups will be delivered via the Zoom online video platform available for desktop computers (webcam required) or mobile devices. It is important to sign-up to Zoom in advance of the session.