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Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C
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Join Charlie Andrews as he discusses Hepatitis C with hepatologist Dr Kosh Agarwal and GP and clinical champion for Hepatitis C Dr Rik Fijten. They discuss the prevalence and presentation of Hepatitis C,  as well as how to test for the condition along with an overview of the treatment options available. Hepatitis C is a chronic liver…

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Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gastrointestinal tract

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Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gastrointestinal tract
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In this episode, Dr Charlie Andrews speaks to Professor Mark Pritchard about neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gastrointestinal tract.  You may be asking yourself: ‘Do I really need to know about NETs in primary care, aren’t they extremely rare?’  The answer to that is a resounding yes, you do need to know about NETs and…

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Ingest Trailer

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Ingest Trailer
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Dr Charlie Andrews, a committee member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG), introduces Ingest, the podcast for primary care that focuses on when to suspect, how to diagnose and how to manage common gastrointestinal presentations and conditions.

Barrett’s oesophagus

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Barrett's oesophagus
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In this episode, Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr Andrew Moore about this condition, which affects up to 1.5% of the population, with a risk of progression to cancer of 3-13% over the patient’s lifetime (Cancer Research UK).  They discuss the typical presenting features, who needs an endoscopy to look for Barrett’s, and how the condition…

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Bile acid diarrhoea

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Bile acid diarrhoea
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In this episode, Charlie Andrews speaks to Professor Julian Walters about bile acid malabsorption and diarrhoea. With up to a third of patients with diarrhoea-predominant IBS having underlying bile acid diarrhoea, and with diagnosis rates for this condition being low, this episode is an important one for anyone working in primary care. We explore the role…

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Faecal calprotectin

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Faecal calprotectin
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In this episode, Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr James Turvill about faecal calprotectin use in primary care. Dr Turvill is a gastroenterologist based in York, who was instrumental in developing the NICE-approved and widely adopted York Faecal Calprotectin Care Pathway. What is calprotectin? When should we use it in primary care? How should we interpret…

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IBS – dietary management and the 10-minute consultation…

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IBS – dietary management and the 10-minute consultation…
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Marianne Williams is an extremely experienced dietician, innovator, digital technology advocate and winner of the NHS England Allied Health Professional of the Year prize for 2018.   In this episode, Marianne shares her wealth of knowledge around all things IBS to discuss initial dietary management, the low FODMAPs diet, the role of probiotics, and gives us…

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IBD Flare Management

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IBD Flare Management
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In this episode Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr Kevin Barrett about IBD flare management.  On average, 50% of patients will flare annually, and often the GP surgery is the first port of call.  We therefore need to know how to assess and manage patients presenting with symptomatic IBD.  Kevin Barrett, IBD clinical champion for IBD…

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Updated guidance on FIT testing in primary care

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Updated guidance on FIT testing in primary care
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In this episode, Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr Kevin Monahan, lead author for the joint guidelines published by the BSG and ACPGBI in July 2022 outlining the role of FIT testing in patients with symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer.  These guidelines have informed how we use FIT in primary care, and in this episode he…

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