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Health Promotion course for GPs

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

This session introduces the concept of health and well-being. It shows how important it is to consider this agenda in the consultation and the obligations of the general practitioner (GP).

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in January 2022.

Learning objectives

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

  • recognise the role of the consultation in promoting health and well-being
  • identify practical ways of embedding health and well-being interventions in everyday consultations
  • recognise and manage the tensions arising from conflicts between the doctor’s and patient’s agenda

It is very important to consider promoting health and well-being in the consultation as a key obligation of GPs. In this way, even with brief interventions, a GP can make a big difference to the lives of patients by improving outcomes.

Instructors / Speakers
Mayur Lakhani,
Content Author

Professor Mayur Lakhani, CBE FRCP FRCGP, is a practising GP in Leicestershire. He was Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the UK’s largest medical royal college from 2004 to 2007.

He has a long history of involvement with the RCGP. Professor Lakhani was a member of the original working group that produced the pivotal document, ‘Good Medical Practice for GPs’, which sets out standards for revalidation and chaired the RCGP revalidation steering. He is also an active, experienced GP appraiser.

Professor Lakhani chaired the BME GP access inquiry for the Secretary of State and was a member of the Next Stage (Darzi) Review Primary and Community Care advisory board. He is also Chairman of the NPSA Cancer Early Diagnosis Committee and Independent Chair of the Clic Sargeant Community Care Working Group for children and young people with cancer. In 2007 he was awarded the CBE.

Professor Lakhani is the author of publications on quality of care and clinical governance, has co edited three books and is the principal author of the landmark health policy document on the future direction of general practice, roadmap from the RCGP, published in 2007. He is also Chair of the National Council for Palliative Care and has been re elected as a national council member of the RCGP.

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