Insomnia: customised treatment in primary care

Wednesday, 14 August 2019: 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Sleep problems affect about 40% of primary care patients, although they do not always discuss this with their GP.

This webinar will look at tools that can enable diagnoses to be made simply and quickly. This means that patients can get customised treatment in primary care. Most diagnoses can be made on a simple history and sleep labs are only necessary for the few difficult to assess patients.

The three main themes that will be covered include:

  • diagnostic tools
  • customised treatment in primary care
  • case studies.




Bruce Arroll
General Practitioner
MBChB, PhD, FRNZCGP (Distinguished)

Professor, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland.

Bruce Arroll is a medical graduate from the University of Auckland and spent a year at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario 1981-2 training in general practice. His current research interest is in rapid non-drug treatments of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

He spends three half days per week in clinical practice working at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa in South Auckland. The rest of time is at the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland site at Tamaki.

He became the director of the Goodfellow Unit in 2014.

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