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Common ENT Conditions in Children course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

This session describes the common childhood ear, nose and throat conditions seen in primary care, including: croup, airway obstruction, acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and allergic rhinitis. Diagnostic criteria and management options are discussed.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in November 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnosis and management of childhood ENT conditions in primary care
  • Describe appropriate referrals to secondary care
  • Explain appropriate use of time as a diagnostic tool for ENT conditions
  • Outline an evidence-based approach to antibiotic prescribing for ENT conditions

This session addresses the assessment and management of a range of common ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions in children. Specifically these include: croup and airway obstruction, acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and allergic rhinitis.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the sessions:

  • Allergies in Children (400-0100)
  • Breathing Problems in Neonates and Infants (400-0092)
Instructors / Speakers
Joanna Coy,
General Practioner

Joanna Coy works as a GP Partner within Fife, and is responsible for general clinical duties in a busy semi-rural practice with 7000 patients in a relatively deprived area of Fife.

Jo qualified from Edinburgh University in 2001 and she undertook a GP training rotation in Fife. She was a part-time lecturer at Paisley University in 1998 and was awarded her PhD for a thesis on Epstein Barr Virus induced Lymphoma in Transgenic Mice from Glasgow University in 1997.

Common ENT Conditions in Children course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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