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Immunisation in Children course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

Interactive discussion about immunisation in children covering common scenarios for GP practices.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in September 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the key principles of immunisation
  • Answer queries about immunisation from parents and health professionals
  • Identify indications, contraindications and reactions from various vaccines

It is important to be able to identify and address the concerns that many parents have around vaccination and to have an understanding of the controversies around specific vaccines, such as MMR. It is also important to understand how to obtain informed and valid consent for a child to be immunised, and to explain to parents the common side-effects from vaccination.

Instructors / Speakers
Rajiv Mittal,
Consultant Community Paediatrician, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

Rajiv trained in paediatrics in India, he then went on to do his rotation in pediatrics in Merseyside. His special interests are Child protection, Neurodisability, and behavioural paediatrics including ADHD and Autism. Information Technology is also an area of interest. Rajiv is also involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and teaches on the Child Health Surveillance courses for GPs. He also manages the website for Paediatric Research Society (www.prs.nhs.uk).

Alison MacIsaac,
General Practitioner

Dr Alison MacIsaac is GP in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She is a GP trainer and is the coordinator of the Fife trainers’ group. She is on the Editorial Team of nPEP. She is a video peer reviewer. Her main interests are paediatrics, diabetes and consultation skills.

Immunisation in Children course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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