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Consultation skills in general practice

  • Released: 06/2016
  • Reviewed: 03/2019
  • Study time: 9h:0m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

Effective consultation skills lie at the heart of patient-centred care. Attending this workshop will support you in developing the key consultation skills needed to ensure you are confident in delivering high-quality, patient-centred consultations and will be specifically tailored to support you in working in the general practice environment.


Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • outline your professional responsibility to reflect on and develop your personal consultation skills
  • apply key skills, models and techniques that support a patient-centred approach
  • critique your own consultation practice and that of your peers using a reflective tool
  • demonstrate a greater level of confidence in delivering a patient-centred approach to the consultation.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees