ENT for GPs

Course details

Date: 29 Feb 2020
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Price: £99

The course is aimed at GPVTS trainees, F1 and F2 grades of all specialities (esp those with upcoming ENT post), CT1 ad CT2 grades of all specialities (esp those with upcoming ENT post), ENPs from Emergency Department and all nurses wanting to know more about ENT.

This course has been accredited with 6 CPD points by ENT UK, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

The average score given was summarised on a score of 1-7 (1 = poor & 7 = excellent) and 1-7 (1 = strongly disagree & 7 = strongly agree). Results of 6 and above have been analysed below


08:30 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:30Painful ear, Referred Otalgia
S Kumar
09:30 – 10:00Evaluation of pain in throat
N Saravanappa
10:00 – 10:30Evaluation of hearing problems in GP Practice

V Visvanathan
10:30 - 11:00Medical Treatments in ENT
Alwyn D'Souza
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:00Nasal polyps, hay fever, epistaxis, sinusitis

N Saravanappa
12:00 – 12:45Benign and malignant tumours in H&N
Ajith George
12:45 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:15ENT emergencies
V Visvanathan
14:15 - 14:45Balance disorders
S Kumar
14:45 - 15:00Telemedicine in ENT
Ajith George
15:00 - 15:15Break
15:15 - 15:45Practical ENT (Epley’s, Instruments) All Faculty
16:00 - 17:00Quiz, case discussion, feedbackAll Faculty
17:00 - 17:30Certificate’s issued

Learning objectives

  • To become familiar with relevant ENT anatomy
  • To become comfortable with common ENT problems seen everyday in the GP surgery
  • Be able to diagnose common ENT pathology of the ear, nose and throat
  • Familiarise yourself, through practical sessions, with examination of the ear, nose and throat
  • To understand when to refer patients for ENT review
  • To be familiar with ENT emergencies and their treatments
  • To recognise ‘red flag’ signs and symptoms and common misses


Professor Alwyn D’Souza


Professor Alwyn D’Souza is a renowned international expert in Facial Reconstructive and Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery (face, head & neck). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having completed specialist training in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat / Head and Neck Surgery) he was admitted on the GMC’s specialist register.

On the professional front, Professor D’Souza is the immediate past President of Facial Plastic Surgery UK (FPSUK.org), and is the current President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS.org).  He holds the fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and also dual certification by the European as well as the International Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to this, he is the Editor-in-chief for the peer reviewed ‘Facial Plastic Surgery Journal’ by Thieme publishers. Professor D’Souza publishes extensively, research and review articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored several textbook chapters.  Professor D’Souza publishes research and review papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored several textbook chapters.

He is an invited speaker to both national and international conferences and is an examiner for postgraduate examinations both in ENT (otolaryngology) and Facial Plastic Surgery.  His fellowship programme provides super-specialist training in Facial Plastic Surgery to suitably qualified surgeons from around the world.

Miss Anastasia Rachmanidou


Anastasia Rachmanidou completed her medical degree and general surgical training in Greece before specialising in Otorhinolaryngology through a European Training Scheme. She completed higher surgical training in Edinburgh, Scotland and became a Consultant ENT Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham, London in 2000.

Ms Rachmanidou specialises in Rhinology but also treats general ENT pathologies.

She is a lead mentor for Coblation dissection in the UK and has carried out research on the use of Coblation for adenotonsillectomy, nasal turbinate reduction, and palatal surgery.

Ms Rachmanidou also has an interest in Medical Education, and has qualifications in Management and Teaching.

Professor Francis Vaz

(MBBS), FRCS (Gen), FRCS (Otol), BSc(Hons)

Professor Francis Vaz is an experienced London-based ENT / head and neck surgeon with over 20 years’ experience. His special interests include head and neck cancer, sinus and snoring surgery, and paediatric ENT surgery. He is also actively involved in research, with interests including parotid, laryngeal, and thyroid surgery. Professor Vaz qualified at the University of London, going on to study and train internationally, visiting institutions around the world, and completing a fellowship training year in Brisbane, Australia.

Over his career he has received various awards, including the prestigious Lionel College Fellowship from The Royal College of Surgeons. Professor Vaz has published extensively in his field and is a major contributor to ENT research, featuring in both ENT and general medical textbooks alike.

Mr Natarajan Saravanappa

Dr Sandeep Kapur

Mr Sanjiv Kumar


Sanjiv Kumar was appointed Consultant ENT Surgeon in January 2014. He undertook fellowships in Otology and Cochlear implantation from Addenbrooke’s’ Hospital, Cambridge and a Neurotology and Lateral Skull base fellowship from University of British Columbia, Vancouver before taking up his current post.

His subspecialty interests are middle ear surgeries, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, balance disorders and inner ear pathologies. He also continues to have a general ENT practice, including paediatric ENT.

His research interests are Middle Ear Mechanics, Meniere’s disease and Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Professor Rahul Kanegaonkar


Professor Rahul Kanegaonkar is a fully accredited Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon and deals with general ENT problems.

He also has a specialist interest in Hearing (Hearing loss and Tinnitus), Ear surgery (Otology) and Dizziness and Balance disorders (Vertigo and Meniere’s disease). He is the Otology section editor for “The Otolaryngologist”, the Continuing Medical Education Journal for Senior doctors.

Professor Kanegaonkar holds two Professorships, one in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and another in Medical Innovation.

He regularly teaches at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is an Examiner for the European Board Examination in Otorhinolaryngology.

Ms Pei-Pei Cheang


Pei Pei Cheang Consultant ENT and facial plastic surgeon completed her undergraduate training at the University of Wales and higher surgical training in ENT in the West Midlands. She has completed a fellowship by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and gained specialist training in Europe, London and South Korea.

She has been awarded the European Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBFPRS) which is an exam taken in collaboration with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Mr Vikranth Visvanathan


Consultant ENT Surgeon
Currently a Consultant ENT Surgeon at University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-On-Trent. I completed my ENT/Head and Neck Surgery training in the West of Scotland following which I travelled to Auckland, NZ for an advanced Otology/Neurotology fellowship.  I have been in Stoke since 2016 and have developed my sub-specialist experience in chronic ear disease, hearing and balance disorders
My specialist interests are in minimally invasive  Endoscopic Ear Surgery and Paediatric ENT disorders.  I have a keen interest in teaching and a faculty member for Keele University having contributed to our temporal bone dissection course, paediatric airway course and core skills ENT courses.


"Really useful course to attend as I have not had much exposure to ENT – only had three days of ENT whilst in medical school" - GP

"Very well structured, tailored to everyday GPland!  Will recommend this course to colleagues" - GP

"Relevant to general practice, covered a large number of topics, referral guidelines and evidence based practice" - GP

"High quality evidence based information, very useful for our daily practice" - GP

"Excellent course with enthusiastic speakers" - GP

"Very useful for GPs, informative focused on primary care and when to refer to secondary care" - GP

"Excellent practical tips, very enjoyable course" - GP

Dinwoodie Lecture Hall, Postgraduate Medical Centre, County Hospital, Weston Road, ST16 3 SA


Will lunch and refreshments be provided?

Lunch and refreshments are provided and is included in the cost of your course.  Please ensure that you let us know of any dietary requirements in advance on your booking form.

Is there a particular dress code for the course?

There is no dress code as such, however, most delegates prefer to dress in casual business attire.

What happens if I need to cancel or change my booking?

Please refer to the terms and conditions of booking on the course page.

Will I receive a written confirmation and a map of directions prior to the course?

A confirmation email along with a map of the venue location will be sent out one week prior to the course date.

Will I receive a certificate after completion of the course?

We aim to issue certificates at the end of the final day of the course.

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