Minor Illness Update 5 May 2021

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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 Red Flags in Headache and Back pain : Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant

11h00 Managing Dizziness in Primary Care : Dr Rakesh Chopra -GP and ENT specialist tbc

12h00 Abdominal Pain and UTI’s Dr Sanjeev Kalia, GP

13h00 Lunch

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

14h30 Menopause and Gynae Update : Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH

15h30  Contraception Update: Dr Hayley Jenkins.

16h00: Close and Evaluations

                                                      SPEAKER PROFILES                                                      

Dr Rakesh Chopra

Dr Rakesh Chopra MS DNB FRCS MRCGP. Is a nationally recognised teache of ENT in Primary Care. He is an ENT GPSI `and had nearly 14 years experience in hospital based ENT prior to that. He has been extensively involved in the development and teaching of ENT in General Practice. His models and published pathways in ENT have gained wide appeal and are now used all over the country. He has multiple international publications in ENT. He has been the referee for the ENT section of the Journal of the Royal Society for Promotion of Health. He also has a degree module in Allergy from the National Respiratory Training Centre. He has contributed articles for the Pulse and GP magazine and the BIDA journal.

Dr Parmy Deol

Dr Parmy Deol, A&E consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and dua 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 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 problems

The content list is subject to change.

This is a live, interactive zoom session. You will be sent the zoom link the day before the session.

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