Consultation Skills for F2’s (20/3/20)
Almost all doctors see patients/relatives as part of their work – clinical consultations are the bedrock of practice. You will have learned some useful skills in medical school.
FY2s have considerable experience on which to draw, and will have observed senior colleagues in action. You will know that there is often too much to do, and not enough time in which to do it. And you will have found that medical school was not specific enough in some key skills (getting a grip of the agenda, shutting patients up, etc).
Our training day
• Explores the key evidence, using a variety of methods
• Uses a skills framework for improving consultations
• Engages learners in practical exercises to improve their skills
• Outlines some specific behaviours, and their evidence (see below)
• Rehearses “best buy” skills to increase effectiveness & reduce medico-legal/clinical risk
Our seminar introduces some of the most significant research evidence and allows the group to process it with facilitated discussion. Group exercises allow the participants to examine some of the important messages. The overarching theme is for clinicians to make their verbal behaviour very clear.