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Locality – Oxford City – November 2014

A Focus on Digestive Problems

About fifty GPs from the City locality and beyond, took part in an education session in October sharing best practice for treating patients with digestive conditions. The City gastroenterology event attracted several experts in this field and was held at the Kings Centre in Oxford.

Dr Michael Yousif from the Psychiatry Department, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust explained the role of a liaison psychiatrist in helping patients with digestive problems. Dr Jeremy Cobbold and Dr Simon Travis, consultants from the Gastroenterology Department at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust outlined several case studies to show when referrals were appropriate. There was also a question and answer panel discussion which helped to explain the many conditions and treatments associated with digestive problems.

If you have access to the OCCG intranet you will be able to view the power point presentations from the event under the Oxford City locality section here. The event was also filmed and when this is ready this will also be available on the intranet site.

The City locality will be holding further GP education events:

  • 4 December 2014 – MSK Orthopaedics /Physiotherapy (7pm to 9pm) Kings Centre, Oxford
  • 22 January 2015 – Dermatology / Cardiology (7pm to 9pm) Kings Centre, Oxford

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Information about the Locality 
There are 24 GP practices in the locality with a population of nearly 200,000. The Clinical Director is Dr David Chapman who is supported by three deputies, Dr Karen Kearley, Dr Merlin Dunlop and Dr Andy Valentine.


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