Minor Illness Update 5 May 2021 PU2104

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CPD Hours : 6

This course is for independent non medical prescribers and  clinicians working in advanced roles seeing and treating adults with minor ailments in primary care.

Who should attend

  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Independent prescribers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Overseas doctors
  • Physician Assistants
Session Aims
This session aims to explore the latest guidance on managing common minor illnesses in general practice, the community, walk in centre’s and urgent care.

Session Objective

Update knowledge of changes in practice and current guidelines in managing common minor ailments.

Develop a systematic approach during clinical decision making.

Improve skills in identifying red flags.


10h00 Differentials in Headaches and Back Pain, Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant

11h00 Abdominal pain and UTI’s: Dr Hasan Nour, A&E  Registrar

12h00 ENT Disorders: Dr Jose Crespo, General Practitioner

13h00 Lunch

13h30 Mental Health during a pandemic – COVID19. managing depression and anxiety in an unpredictable world : Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist

14h00 Menopause and Gynae Update : Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH

15h000  Contraception Update: Dr Hayley Jenkins.

16h00: Close and Evaluations

                                                      SPEAKER PROFILES                                                      


Dr Parmy Deol

Dr Parmy Deol, A&E consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and dual trained GP. Dr Deol leads the urgent care centre at Chelsea and teaches extensively on innovative methods of practice. Dr Deol provides training on blood results interpretation and teaches on the minor illness modules. His othe teachings include training on point of care ultrasound to support diagnosis in primary care.


Dr Hayley Jenkins

Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRH has an extensive history in Family planning and women’s health. She spent her GP reg year was with a

doctor who specialised in family planning ( FP) and women’s

health too. During that time, she achieved her DFSRH and LOC for coils and implants and has since become a FP trainer. As a partner in a larger t raining practice, she developed a weekly FP

clinic and t rained other doctors. Dr Jenkins worked with the local sexual health clinic in addition to her GP role and has since hadroles as a lecturer in family planning, sexual health and contraception.

Dr Jose Crespo

Dr Crespo is a UK trained GP and consults privately at Chelsea & Westminister hospital private outpatients floor and 20 Harley Street. He offers personalised care to individuals and families treating acute illnesses as well as chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about preventative medicine and continuity of care and believes in the importance of regular health checks, mental well being, adequate exercise and proper nutrition. He is an Associate of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and offers aesthetic treatments on a selective basis when he thinks these might have a beneficial therapeutic effect. He is a GP tutor and examiner for OSCE and PACES for Imperial College School of Medicine. He has gained broad experience in both NHS and private practice and has in-depth knowledge of the NHS system.

Balu Pitchiah

Balu qualified as a Medical Doctor from the Prestigious Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India before completing his Basic Psychiatric Training in Sheffield. During his training in Sheffield, he was inspired by the works of Dr Steve Peters, a leading Mind Management expert and research at the Sheffield Cognition and Neuro-imaging laboratory. After completing his basic mental health training, Dr Balu decided to pursue a career in management and took up an assignment with the Priory Group. He was involved in setting up and management of an inpatient facility which focused on the rehabilitation and empowerment of people with severe and enduring mental health proble


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