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Advanced Practice: Minor Illness Course 18 19 20 September 2024

Minor illness


Course title: Minor Illness Course 

Venue: London 

Time: 0900 – 1600hrs (GMT) 

CPD Accreditation: 30 CPD hour

Cost: £495.00 plus vat.


Course Summary

This minor illness course is for nurse practitioners, allied  healthcare practitioners and  independent non medical prescribers working towards advanced roles seeing and treating adults in primary care and community settings including general practice and walk in pharmacies. A case study approach is used to explore differential diagnoses, and pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions including safety netting and worsening care advice.


This  minor illness course aims to develop the skills of experiences nurse practitioners, pharmacists, advanced paramedics and allied healthcare professionals in clinical decision-making, identifying red flags and management of minor illness presentations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology in management of minor illnesses.
  • Develop skills in treating ear disorders, skin conditions, upper respiratory tract conditions and other minor ailments.
  • Critically consider ethical and legal issues that influence decision-making in seeing and treating minor ailments and working in independent roles.
  • Reflect on risk management constraints when planning a safe discharge or referral to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Develop skills in ensuring clinical practice is evidence based through engagement with local organisation policy and current health strategy in primary care.
  • Recognise importance of multi-professional working for effective and safe management of minor ailments.

Pre Requisites

  • Be a registered healthcare professional with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience.
  • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support with an identified mentor is encouraged to support completion of skills portfolio in clinical environment and improve competence after attending the minor illness course.

*** This minor illness course is suitable for healthcare professionals new in the role with limited experience seeing and treating patients independently. ***Completion of this course does not award competence or the title of Advanced Practitioner. This is obtained with experience, mentorship and completion of relevant educational courses.

Who should attend?

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Independent prescribers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Overseas doctors
  • Physician Assistants

What’s included?

1.  2 practical days with expert and experienced speakers and one day webinar

2.  Booklet for each learning unit.

3. Audio recorded presentation in mental illness and antimicrobial stewardship.

4. Review zoom session recordings discussing MCQs and case studies .

5. 6 months access to material

6. Lunch time webinars and eLearning modules


Course content and lecturers

Day 1 

09h00 History Taking and Documentation by Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Senior Lecturer Primary Care and Course Director 

10h00 Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care

12h00 Lunch

13h00 Abdominal Exam and GI Disorders


Day 2 

09h00 ENT Disorders in Primary Care 

12h00 Lunch 

13h00 Eye Disorders in Primary Care by

13h00 Headaches – Clinical Decision Making and Red flag

15h00 Back pain Management in Primary Care

16h00 Session Close


Day 3 Webinar 

09h00 Dermatology for General Practice – skin disorders in darker skin tones by Dr Varun Kumar

12h00 Lunch

13h00 Gynae – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

14h00 Menopause

15h00 Contraception and Sexual Health

16h00 Session close


E-Learning : Antimicrobial Stewardship by Aneela Tehseen, Senior Clinical Pharmacist 

E-Learning: Mental Health Disorders by Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist 

E-Learning : Chest Pain in Primary Care Nadia Dallsingh, Cardiology specialist nurse



“Very interesting really enjoyed.”

“Lecturer was very engaging, he had good pace and interaction.”

“All my learning objectives were met.Very resourceful and practical.”

“The best course I have ever attended.”

“Has provided some more knowledge and guide to making my practice better. It has upped my confidence.”



Skills Portfolio

Minor Illness Booklet

eLearning History taking

eLearning Mental Illness

eLearning Chest Pain in Primary Care




Back Pain


eLearning Contraception

eLearning Menopause


Skin Disorders