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Treat the person not the number: Interpretation and management of commonly abnormal blood tests in primary care

Best Practice - Conference Programme 2021

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Treat the person not the number: Interpretation and management of commonly abnormal blood tests in primary care

14 Oct 2021
GP Clinical Theatre 2

This session will cover the interpretation and management of commonly abnormal blood tests in primary care. There are rising rates of blood testing in primary care leading to more abnormal results and workload implications with respect to further phlebotomy appointments, primary care appointments and referrals generated. Furthermore, there is potential for also positive results. As always the guiding principle is to treat the person, not the number. This session will take an evidence-informed yet person-centred approach to the management of several commonly abnormal blood tests in primary care

  • The use of CRP & ESR in primary care
  • Interpreting iron studies in primary care
  • Abnormal liver blood tests in primary care
  • Unexplained high platelet counts and the risk of malignancy in primary care
Speakers
Kevin Fernando, GP partner & GPwSI Diabetes & Medical Education - North Berwick Health Centre