Minor Illness Update 19 July 2023

Session Overview

This update will provide healthcare professionals with valuable knowledge and practical insights into the management of common conditions in primary care, specifically focusing on antimicrobial prescribing, red eye conditions, and allergies related to pollen bombs.

Session Aims

  • Enhance knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals in managing common conditions in primary care.
  • Provide updates on current guidelines and best practices in antimicrobial prescribing, red eye conditions, and managing allergies from pollen bombs.
  • Foster a comprehensive approach to patient care and decision-making in primary care settings.
  • Promote evidence-based practices aligned with current guidelines and healthcare strategies.

Who Should Attend

This course is relevant for General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Independent Prescribers, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Overseas Doctors, and Physician Assistants seeking to enhance their skills in managing minor illnesses in primary care.

Session Objectives and Programme

        13h00 Managing Red Eye Conditions in Primary Care

                    Speaker: Dr. Loay Rahman, Lecturer in Ophthalmology at King’s College London

    • Enhance knowledge and diagnostic skills for assessing and managing red eye conditions commonly encountered in primary care.
    • Discuss the various aetiologies of red eye and appropriate management approaches based on current evidence and guidelines.
    • Address common misconceptions and challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of red eye conditions.

          14h00 Updated Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines in Primary Care

                      Speaker:  General Practitioner

    • Update participants on the latest guidelines and recommendations for antimicrobial prescribing in primary care.
    • Enhance understanding of prudent antibiotic use, antimicrobial stewardship, and the importance of evidence-based prescribing practices.
    • Discuss strategies for managing common infections effectively while minimising the risk of antimicrobial resistance.

              15h00 Comprehensive Approach to Managing Allergies from Pollen Bombs in Primary Care and General Practice

               Speaker: Dr. Jai Ghanapathy, Paediatric Consultant at Hillingdon Hospital

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of allergies related to pollen bombs and their impact on patients in primary care and general practice.
    • Provide an evidence-based approach to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of pollen allergies, including strategies for symptom relief and long-term management.
    • Discuss preventive measures, patient education, and available treatment options to optimize patient outcomes.

Closing Session and Evaluations

  • Session Ends at 16:00 GMT


    The programme is designed to be conducted within a single day, with sessions scheduled from 13:00 to 16:00. Each session is allocated approximately one hour, allowing for presentations, discussions, and question-and-answer sessions with the speakers. The closing session signifies the end of the programme at 4:00 PM.


    The programme aims to provide knowledge updates and enhance participants’ skills in managing common conditions in primary care.

    1. There are no formal assessments.
    2. Case Studies: Providing case scenarios related to antimicrobial prescribing, red eye conditions, and managing allergies. Participants can be asked to analyse and develop management plans based on the knowledge gained during the respective sessions.
    3. Group Discussions: Facilitating group discussions or small group activities to encourage participants to share their insights, experiences, and best practices related to the topics covered.
    4. Evaluation Forms: Distributing evaluation forms at the end of the programme to gather participants’ feedback on the content, speakers, organization, and overall effectiveness of the programme.


MInor Illness Update

There are no handouts for this session.

It is a requirement that you keep your camera turned on during the teaching.

This session is delivered via zoom and requires registration

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