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Primary School Presentations course for GPs

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

This session gives an overview of common emotional and behavioural presentations in children in primary school (5 to 11 years old). It offers guidelines to assess and address parental concerns. We discuss symptoms that suggest there may be important underlying problems (‘alarm bells’) and provide guidance for when you identify these problems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe issues arising when a child starts school or transfers to secondary school
  • Describe common presentations in primary age children, recognise variations in normal development and distinguish these from developmental disorders
  • Identify problems that interfere with a child’s functioning and progress, especially ‘red flag’ issues
  • Assess likely causes, gather information to address parental concerns and provide advice at an early stage

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Instructors / Speakers
Alyson Hall,
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Child and Family Practice and Honorary Consultant, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Alyson Hall is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Child and Family Practice and Honorary Consultant at East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Alyson also worked at the Royal London Hospital and Emanuel Miller Centre for twenty five years. She was involved in service development, undergraduate and post graduate education.

Her special interests include paediatric liaison, eating disorders, ADHD, psychological therapies, child abuse and neglect, fostering and adoption.

She now focuses on looked after children by providing consultation to fostering teams, residential staff and psychiatric assessments for Care Proceedings, as well as developing child mental health training and services in Uganda.

Primary School Presentations course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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