Presentation on theme: "Mr Richard Harris. ENT SpR Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust."— Presentation transcript:
Mr Richard Harris. ENT SpR Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
ENT poorly taught in the UK Throat symptoms common in GP Symptoms are often vague Patients are often anxious GPs may be daunted/uninterested/naïve Many conditions treatable Cancer prognosis dependent on stage Nimita asked me to!
Birmingham graduate Currently on Peninsula SpR rotation Work at RD&E Fellow in Head & Neck Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Missed red flags Lack of information on 2ww referrals Longstanding misdiagnosis Poor descriptions of anatomy
“what should I not refer?” “what should I definitely refer?” “how should I manage X in the community?” “when should I be worried about….?” “how should I describe this?” “who can help me with this?”