Nurse Clinics (Sept 2022)


4 week course (10 hours CPD), starting 5th September 2022 – confirmed running.



This course is confirmed as running.


Week 1
Setting up and Running Nurse Clinics

  • Which clinics to run?
  • Charging for clinics
  • Standardisation of the clinics
  • Client compliance
  • How to increase client numbers
  • Making recommendations
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Building confidence
  • Reflective practice

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the consulting nurse’s pivotal role in practice
  • Appreciate the varying types of clinics nurses can offer
  • Learn how to increase numbers coming into clinics, and increase recommendations to the clinics
  • Understand how to increase client compliance in clinics
  • Know various ways to market and advertise the clinics on offer

Week 2
Consulting Skills

  • Communication in clinics
  • Consultation skills
  • Content of your clinic
  • Keeping to time

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the process of consulting
  • Understand the importance of communication, the customer journey and improving outcomes
  • Understand the importance of protocols for clinic content and the running of these clinics

Week 3
Lifestage Clinics

  • Puppy and kitten clinics
  • Senior clinics
  • Other lifestage clinics
  • What to include
  • Timings of clinics

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Timings of clinics and how these will improve client education and binding to the practice
  • Understand the content for these clinics and what to discuss with clients at this time
  • Understand the elements of preventative healthcare
  • Understand the importance of nutritional assessments in all of the nurse clinics

Week 4
Obesity and Mobility Clinics

  • Content of mobility and obesity clinics
  • Nutritional requirements for obesity
  • Client motivation

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the content to include for each of these clinics
  • Learn how to calculate feeding amounts, what treats (if any) we can feed and exercise regimes.
  • Understand how environmental adaptations can improve QOL for our pets with mobility issues
  • Understand the role of supplements in these cases
  • Discuss methods of how to motivate clients

The course will be fully tutored by Nicola Lakeman, and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.



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Nicola Lakeman

BSc (Hons), Cert SAN, Cert ECC, VTS (Nutrition), A1 V1 C-SQP Hons, RVN


Nicola works as the Head Medicine Nurse at The Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and editor of Veterinary Nursing Journal, and is currently the chair of The Pet Obesity Taskforce. Nicola sits on the Veterinary Products Committee for the VMD. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks, and has won several Veterinary Nursing Awards. Nicola gained the VTS in Nutrition in the summer of 2014.


This online course is worth 10 hours of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 4 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.


The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided weekly, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.


The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material (excluding the interactive discussion forum) will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks.


After 6 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.


For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD

“I really enjoyed the course. It has given me a lot of information that I can take back into the practice setting. It has been really help in re-starting and revamping the nurse clinics within the practice after the pandemic”

“I enjoyed the different learning methods and the information was relevant and useful. I have learnt a lot that I can take into practice and use to improve our nursing clinics”

“LOVED the quizzes! Find this is the best way for me to learn key facts and information and its fun”

“Great and informative course. The lead speaker was amazing, very knowledgeable. All information learnt can easily be implemented into general practice”

‘Some very interesting articles which I’ve taken notes from – enjoyed reading a lot of these”

“I like how Nicola discussed each slide and didn’t just repeat what the presentation slide stated”

“Very informative and thorough course”