Communication skills

30 November 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
5 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Communication skills

This interactive 1-day workshop is designed to enhance communication skills with colleagues, patients and teams. Good communication plays an important role in every doctor’s day-to-day work and is a key competency in specialty curricula.

Course content

The workshop will cover the following areas:

  • effective communication skills – what they are and why they are important
  • body language and using it to enhance your message
  • barriers to effective communication
  • active listening and getting the most out of all your interactions
  • models for doctor-patient communication
  • breaking bad news to patients, parents and relatives
  • improving communication in your team(s).

This workshop helped me to respond to patient fears in a more constructive way.

previous workshop attendee

Who should attend?

  • all specialties
  • all grades welcome
  • particularly useful for anyone preparing for their PACES exam
  • recommended for any doctor in a supervisory role.

Why attend this course?

As a core competency in the generic curricula and an important part of the appraisal process, it is essential for all doctors to maintain and develop their communication skills.

It helped me to refresh key aspects about general communication with patients and colleagues and helped build on existing knowledge and ideas about different types of communication.

previous workshop attendee

Communication skills workshop

30 November 2017 10:00 to 16:00