Doctor-patient communications skills courses

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) delivers intensive 2-day communications skills courses overseas designed to provide doctors of all levels with the opportunity to refresh and develop essential verbal and non-verbal communications skills. 

What we are doing

The courses reflect on the importance on effective doctor-patient communication, before participating in a range of workshops on topics including:

  • patient centred care
  • active listening
  • structuring the consultation
  • breaking bad news. 

Courses are highly interactive, with learning achieved through a combination of role play, observation and small group work. Communications skills courses may be of particular interest to doctors preparing to take the MRCP(UK) PACES examination.

Upcoming courses

Mandalay, Myanmar (Mandalay General Hospital), 25-29 September 2017. For further details, or to register please contact international@rcplondon.ac.uk

Run the course at your institution

If you’re interested in working with the RCP to deliver a course at your institution, please email Liz Avital, head of global health consultancy, at Liz.Avital@rcplondon.ac.uk.