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Specific Problem-solving Skills 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 introduces the Specific Problem-solving Skills domain of the RCGP curriculum. During this session, the outcomes in this domain will be applied to a patient problem. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in June 2014.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the ‘Specific Problem-solving Skills’ domain of the RCGP core curriculum, Being a GP, and the learning outcomes derived from this domain
  • Apply these specific problem-solving skills to a case relevant to day-to-day patient care
  • Explain how these specific problem-solving skills may have an impact on your work as a general practitioner
  • Describe the ways in which problem-solving skills in general practice differ from those required in hospital practice

In order to offer patients effective and appropriate care, a GP must develop a number of specific skills for solving problems. These skills enable a GP to offer solutions that are effective and appropriate for the patient and their family in the community setting.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed:

  • Introduction and Overview
Instructors / Speakers
Justin Allen,
Retired GP

Professor Justin Allen worked as a GP in Leicestershire from 1973 to 2003, and as a GP trainer and course organiser. He was appointed GP Postgraduate Dean from 2001 to 2006. 

He is a past President of EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in General Practice) and was one of the lead authors of the European Definition of General Practice/Family Medicine, from which the RCGP curriculum domains were derived. 

He is the guardian and one of the authors of Statement 1 – “Being a General Practitioner”.

Specific Problem-solving Skills course for GPs
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Time / Duration
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