"This is the 'Industry Gold Standard' minor illness course."
Dr Fay Wilson, Medical Director, Badger GP Out of Hours Co-operative
"I think the quality of this course is outstanding. I can't think about any improvements as I feel the quality exceeded any expectations that I had. Thank you very much!"
Isabel Gomes, Practice Nurse

In-Person Courses

We were the first organisation in the UK to offer a minor illness course for non-doctors. Our seminars are unique in being taught entirely by clinicians who have a wealth of experience in their field, and who also have an extensive, up to date knowledge of the relevant research literature. Our materials are updated monthly to reflect new guidance.

Since 1997 we have been providing high-quality minor illness education which grew from our NHS general practice in Stopsley, Luton. As the national specialists in minor illness, we also produced the standard text, the Minor Illness Manual.  We have now written five editions of this book, which has sold over 27,000 copies worldwide. We have taught over 1500 students from the UK and abroad; nurses (from GP practices, A&E, urgent treatment centres, out-of-hours, schools and prisons), health visitors, pharmacists and paramedics. Many more have accessed our e-learning courses.

Feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive, with many of them voting it “the best course I have ever been on”. Our courses and books are regularly rated with more than 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The following courses are available on the dates below:

Forest Centre, Bedford Monday 04/03/2024 - Friday 08/03/2024 Places available
Forest Centre, Bedford Monday 08/04/2024 - Friday 12/04/2024 Places available
Forest Centre, Bedford Monday 13/05/2024 - Friday 17/05/2024 Places available
Forest Centre, Bedford Monday 17/06/2024 - Friday 21/06/2024 Places available
Forest Centre, Bedford Monday 08/07/2024 - Friday 12/07/2024 Places available

We also offer specialist courses - please click below for more information, dates and pricing:

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Our teaching style is informal, and we welcome lively discussion.  Our visual aids are carefully chosen, and comprehensive handouts enable you to focus your attention entirely on the tutors, without the need for extensive note-taking.

Find out more about the team who run the course or book your place now.

If you would like to talk to us about any aspect of the courses, please call during office hours on: 07951 403424, or fill in the form below and we will call you back.

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