The Minor Illness Manual
Sixth Edition (2024)

Editors: Gina Johnson, Ian Hill-Smith, Chirag Bakhai, and Bhavina Khatani
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: CRC Press 6th edition

ISBN-10: 1032546948
ISBN-13: 978-1032546940

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This sixth edition of the best-selling The Minor Illness Manual has been completely revised and updated to include the latest clinical guidance and prescribing information, with a reworked introductory chapter reflecting the changing demands of primary care. With over 30,000 copies sold in six editions, this is the standard UK reference text for minor illness. The simple, clear and easy-to-use format gives primary care professionals – including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician associates and paramedics – speedy access to evidence-based guidance for dealing quickly and appropriately with the wide-ranging situations they are likely to encounter in their daily practice. Colour-coded tabs enable rapid retrieval of information.

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Introduction, Fever and sepsis, Respiratory tract infections, Pandemics and COVID-19, Ear, nose and throat, Eyes, Neurology, Skin, Abdomen, Women’s health, Mental health, Musculoskeletal and injuries, Management of minor illness, Prescribing for minor illness, Resources, Acronyms and abbreviations