Paediatric Minor Illness

Our ‘Paediatric Minor Illness’ course aims to provide nurses and healthcare professionals in general practice with essential skills for assessing and managing common paediatric minor illnesses. Participants will develop practical skills in history taking, assessments, and diagnosis to safely and effectively manage minor childhood illnesses in a general practice setting.


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Key course information



Image showing a young girl being cared for by a healthcare professional. This comprehensive course is tailored for practice nurses and healthcare professionals working in primary care, offering clinical skills in assessing and managing paediatric patients. With a focus on early recognition and evidence-based management, the course covers common minor childhood presentations and illnesses.

The course aims to enhance history-taking, communication, and diagnostic skills, developing competence in diagnosing and managing common childhood illnesses. Participants will also explore topics of health promotion, and consider legal and ethical considerations and paediatric patient management, including referral requirements for safe practice. Through interactive and engaging case studies and practical examples, participants will gain the knowledge and understanding required for a holistic approach to paediatric minor illness assessment and care.



Paediatric Minor Illness Course – Core Modules




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Developed in line with UK National Standards and Guidelines (including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and guidance from the NHS, NICE, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).




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