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Essential Techniques in Practice course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session is the second of two sessions that will give you a grounding in the four categories of consulting skills you are likely to need in virtually every consultation. This session will cover establishing rapport, eliciting, responding to cues and building concordance. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in January 2015.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify four categories of essential core consulting skills
  • Identify a range of component skills within each category
  • Identify both effective and less effective ways of demonstrating core skills

The three types of skill you looked at in the session The Consultation in Context/An Introduction to Essential Techniques are establishing rapport, eliciting, and dealing with cues. These skills tend to be concentrated in the early phases of the consultation, when you are trying to establish what the patient's problems and requirements are.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • The Consultation in Context/An Introduction to Essential Techniques
Instructors / Speakers
Roger Neighbour,
GP, trainer and VTS course organiser

Roger Neighbour OBE DSc MA FRCGP FRCP FRACGP was a GP, trainer and VTS course organiser in Hertfordshire from 1974 to 2003. He was an MRCGP examiner for 20 years and Convenor of the Panel of Examiners 1997-2002. In 2003 Roger was elected President of the Royal College of General Practitioners for a three-year term.

He is the author of The Inner Consultation, The Inner Apprentice and I’m Too Hot Now, and of numerous papers on medical education and consulting skills. Now retired from clinical practice, Roger continues to teach about the consultation throughout the UK and worldwide.

In 2011 he was made an OBE for services to medical education.

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