Advanced Skills Minor Illness AMI0922 26 27 28 September 2022

CPD Hours : 30.   Venue: Battersea, London Hybrid webinar and Classroom session

Course Summary

This minor illness course is for advanced 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. 

On completion of the Minor Illness Course, you will be able to assess patients with a range of minor illness conditions of the respiratory, abdominal, gastrointestinal, dermatology, ENT, eye conditions, gynae, sexual health, contraception and mental health presentations in urgent care, general practice, walk in centres and community settings.

Pre Requisites

  • Be a registered healthcare professional with a minimum of 2years 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
This  minor illness course is for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, advanced paramedics and allied healthcare professionals wishing to develop skills in clinical decision-making, identifying red flags and management of minor illness presentations in general practice, urgent care and walk-in centres. 
There is an MCQ to be completed at the end of each learning unit on this minor illness course.
*Please contact the course director or speak to the relevant university if you wish to APeL this course into a Masters or Degree Advanced Practice programme.
Whats included?
1. Booklet for each learning unit.
2. Audio recorded presentation by a specialist in the area.
3. MCQ to be passed.
4. Review zoom session recordings discussing MCQs and case studies.
5. Free place on the Minor Illness update.
6. 3months access to material
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology in management of minor illnesses.
  • 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.

Course Type : 3 Day Classroom Minor Illness Course. 
Venue: Manchester

Course Timetable

 History Taking, Respiratory Disorders, Eye and ENT

Abdominal Pain, Gynae and Sexual Health

Skin Disorders, Headache and Back Pain


  1. History Taking and Documentation

 Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Senior Lecturer Primary Care and Course Director

2. Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care : Respiratory Consultant

3. ENT Disorders in Primary Care  Dr Sanjeev Kalia , GP.  

4. Eye Disorders in Primary Care

5. Headaches – Clinical Decision Making and Red flag

6. Back pain Management in Primary Care Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant and dual GP

7. Dermatology for General Practice  Kirsty Armstrong, ANP Lecturer

8. Gynae & Menopause

9. Contraception and Sexual Health DR Hayley Jenkins, FSRSH General Practitioner

10. Antimicrobial Stewardship  Aneela Tehseen, Senior Clinical Pharmacist

11. Mental Health DisordersDr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist

12. Gastro Intestinal Disorders Dr Hasan Nour, A&E Reg

History Taking

History Taking and Documentation
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 2
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 1
History Taking MCQ
5 questions


Headaches in Primary Care Handout
Headaches in Primary Care Booklet

Back Pain

Back Pain Management Booklet
Back Pain Management Handout
Headache and Backpain update recording

Classroom session in Battersea

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