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Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children course for GPs

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

This session considers the management of children who present with recurrent abdominal pain in general practice. The management of acute abdominal pain is discussed in the e-GP session ‘Acute abdominal pain in children’.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in June 2021.

Learning Objectives

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

  • recognise causes of recurrent abdominal pain in children of different age groups
  • be able to systematically assess children with recurrent abdominal pain with an awareness of key features in the history and examination
  • identify and manage presentations of recurrent abdominal pain in children which require investigation or referral
  • recognise, assess and manage children with functional abdominal pain

There are numerous possible causes ranging from serious medical conditions to self-limiting minor conditions and ill-defined functional causes. Whatever the cause, recurrent abdominal pain can be disruptive to the child’s schooling and have wide ranging psychosocial effects on the child and family concerned.

Instructors / Speakers
Malin Sullivan,
General Practioner

Malin Sullivan graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 after which she went on to general practice vocational training in Fife.

She became a member of the RCGP in 2004 at the end of her Registrar year and then went on to become a partner in Kinghorn practice, Fife 6 months later.

Dr Sullivan has represented the Fife Local Medical Committee and General Practice Subcommittee since 2005 at a local and national level. Special interests include medical politics and child health.

Alison MacIsaac,
General Practitioner

Dr Alison MacIsaac is GP in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She is a GP trainer and is the coordinator of the Fife trainers’ group. She is on the Editorial Team of nPEP. She is a video peer reviewer. Her main interests are paediatrics, diabetes and consultation skills.

Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
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