This GP education session is being delivered as part of the CPTH GP Education Programme. It is open to GPs and ACPs working in Primary Care in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

For this session on Sleep medicine and Insomnia for GP’s, Dr Clare Bolton , will be joining us to talk about how management of sleep disorders can significantly improve patient’s physical and mental health and wellbeing both in the short and long term making it a rewarding area to work in. The talk will cover the basic sleep physiology, types of sleep disorders and how to manage them. Management of insomnia using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia and strategies on how to deliver this within local services will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • An understanding of the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythm
  • How to take a history of sleep problems
  • An understanding of sleep disordered breathing, parasomnias, insomnia, causes of hypersomnolence and circadian rhythm disorders
  • Management of insomnia and restless legs
  • When to refer to the sleep service

Speaker Profile:

Dr Clare Bolton is a neurology consultant based at the Respiratory Support and Sleep Service at the Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. She specialises in Sleep medicine.


Event information:

Sandwiches and tea/coffee will be provided on arrival at this session.


Places for this event limited and are funded by the Training Hub, so please only book if you are sure you can attend. If you do book and later find you are unable to attend for any reason, please cancel in your Training Hub account or email to let us know, as we may be able to reallocate your place to someone on the waiting list.

You can find information on the venue and location here