Minor Illness Webinar 13-14 Nov & 16 Dec 2023

Course details

Course title: Minor Illness Webinar.    
Date: 13 – 14 November  and 16 December 2023
Time: 0900 – 1600hrs (GMT)  
Session type: ZOOM webinar
CPD Accreditation: 30 CPD hour 

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.


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. 

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.

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

What’s 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. 6 months access to material

Course content and lecturers

 13 November 2023

10h00 History Taking and Documentation by Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Senior Lecturer Primary Care and Course Director

11h00 Respiratory Disorders in Primary Care 

13h00 Lunch

14h00 Gynae – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

15h00 Menopause

16h00 Contraception and Sexual Health

Hayley Jenkins, GPwSI Women’s Health and FSRSH qualified

14 November 2023

09h00 ENT Disorders in Primary Care  

11h00 Eye Disorders in Primary Care by Dr Rahman Loay, Ophthalmology lecturer

12h00 Lunch

13h00 Headaches – Clinical Decision Making and Red flag

15h00 Back pain Management in Primary Care by Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant and dual GP

16h00 Session Close

16 December 2023

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

12h00 Lunch

13h00 Gastro Intestinal Disorders Dr Hasan Nour, A&E Reg

16h00 Session close

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

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

Other upcoming Minor Illness courses

Minor Illness and Physical Exam Classroom 13-16 December 2023 (in Battersea)

This course is a live webinar delivered via zoom. You are required to keep your camera on and interact during the course.

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