Digital toolkit for GPs managing infant feeding problems
Whether by phone, video call or even in person - many GPs are continuing to work virtually and these ways of working are likely to remain. Nutricia have therefore developed a set of digital tools, resources and webinars to help support GPs continue delivering fantastic care despite the route in which it is delivered.
The pandemic has accelerated the need for primary care to use digital channels of communication with their patients and by April 2021 - the General Medical Services contract (GMS) has made it mandatory for patients to be able to access video consultations1.
But how ready do GPs feel to handle infant feeding conditions remotely? With around 50% of infants suffering from at least one functional GI disorder before six months of age2-3 can more of these cases of reflux, colic and constipation be managed virtually to reduce the need for parents to come to the clinic?
In response to these changes, Nutricia have developed resources, tools and webinars to continue to support GPs working virtually both during and after the pandemic.
1. National Health Service GP Contract . Available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/investment/gp-contract/ [Accessed: April 2021]
2. Vandenplas Y, Abkari A, Bellaiche M, Benninga M, Chouraqui JP, Çokura F, et al. Prevalence and Health Outcomes of Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Infants From Birth to 12 Months of Age. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2015;61(5):531–7.
3. Iacono G, Merolla R, D’Amico D, Bonci E, Cavataio F, Di Prima L, et al. Gastrointestinal symptoms in infancy: a population-based prospective study. Dig Liver Dis 2005;37(6):432–8.