Communication skills

When and where

12 July 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Communication skills

This 1-day communication skills workshop is designed to enhance communication skills with colleagues, patients and teams. 

Course content

Good communication plays an important role in every doctor’s day-to-day work and is a key competency in specialty curricula. 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
  • improving communication in your team(s).

Useful reflection on the issues around communication with patients and in teams. The group activities were well pitched and enjoyable.

Medical Oncology SpR, attended November 2017 workshop

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.

Communication skills workshop

12 July 2018 09:30 to 16:00

Programme

Highlights include:

  • what is effective communication?
  • barriers to effective communication
  • communication skills – body language; active listening
  • difficulties in doctor-patient communication
  • models for doctor-patient communication
  • improving communication in teams.