Meet The Course Team

Dr Gina Johnson MB BS MSc MRCGP: Clinical Skills
Gina has worked as a general practitioner in Luton since 1983. She has always been actively involved in primary care audit and research, and has published articles on a wide range of topics. Gina completed an MSc in medical anthropology in 2002; her dissertation was on patients’ attitudes to over the counter medicines.  She is a medical acupuncturist, and practises Integrated Medicine.

Dr Ian Hill-Smith MB BS MD MRCGP MRCP: Pharmacology
Ian started publishing research papers while studying for his BSc degree in anatomy, before graduating in medicine from University College Hospital, London. He is a GP trainer and former GP Tutor: he designed and developed the Bedfordshire Primary Care Formulary. He is a Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He has an MD on prescribing in primary care. He has published extensively on a range of topics. Currently he is a member of the advisory committee on managing common infections of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).


Dr Bhavina Khatani BSc MBBS MSc MRCGP
Bhavina is a General Practitioner based in Hertfordshire. She acquired her interest in teaching at a young age, designing and delivering language classes to children during her teens. She has loved teaching ever since! In 2021, she gained a Masters in Health Education and joined the Nmic team. Her particular areas of interest are medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic pain, and the complex biopsychosocial factors underlying people's experiences.


Chirag first discovered his enthusiasm for teaching while studying medicine at University College, London; he presents at conferences and events around the UK. As well as working as a GP he is a Clinical Director at Luton CCG and a Clinical Advisor for NHS England. He employs his evidence-based approach in improving healthcare services, and is committed to empowering people to self-manage their health conditions.


Gary Smith: Course Administrator
Gary is the course administrator and will be your first point of contact. Having a background in primary care since 2007, he is expert on all aspects of NMIC courses and the diploma.




"This is the 'Industry Gold Standard' minor illness course." Dr Fay Wilson, Medical Director, Badger GP Out of Hours Co-operative


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