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Learning and development during COVID-19

For ease of access, we are highlighting our latest collection of resources and events. You can access and share links to these resources through this page.

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In-house workshops to support your trainees

We are aware that funding is being made available for trusts to support trainees where training had been disrupted due to COVID-19. We can help your trust to make the most of this funding by using our ready-to-use resources that are tailored to your local needs.

We offer face-to-face, online, tutor-led and self-directed learning options to meet the specific needs of your trust. Our most popular workshops, which have been designed to support trainees, are listed below:

On-the-job teaching

A 1-day workshop for health care professionals wishing to integrate teaching and learning into their everyday service. Combining ward rounds, on-take and outpatient teaching with patient care.

Effective teaching skills

A 2-day interactive course that has been created to help improve the ways in which healthcare professionals approach, design and deliver their teaching sessions in a range of contexts.

Doctors as leaders accreditation

The 'Doctors as leaders' accreditation explores key features of organisational leadership and examines the knowledge and personal qualities necessary for doctors to lead effectively in the NHS.

Mentoring skills

A 1-day workshop designed to give attendees an opportunity to explore the role of a mentor, as well as ideas and models that they will be able to put into immediate practice.

Communication skills

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

If the specific training you require is not listed, please contact us and we can work with you to create a tailored event to meet your requirements.

Launching soon: Raising the topic and discussing obesity with patients

'Raising the topic and discussing obesity with patients' is a short, self-directed e-learning course to support all healthcare professionals to effectively discuss weight and management options collaboratively with patients.

Professor Rachel Batterham, University College London (UCL) and RCP special adviser on obesity, has developed the course working with other experts in the field. 

Free to all, enrol in July

Emerging Women Leaders Programme

The Emerging Women Leaders Programme is a development programme designed specifically to address the under-representation of women in leadership roles within the RCP and the wider medical profession.

View the 2019/20 cohort's yearbook, which highlights the inspiring stories of women’s success following their involvement with the programme.

Gender Identity Healthcare Credentials

Developed by the Royal College of Physicians and University of London, this suite of credentials will enable the next generation of clinical leaders to meet health service needs for rapid and sustainable gender identity healthcare for adults.

The programmes provide a flexible structure where students can work towards individual modules, certificate or diploma awards.

We also have programmes available for international learners to study the theoretical modules. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.

CPD workshops

We have a large range of CPD accredited workshops, with face-to-face and virtual delivery methods available. Browse our list of upcoming courses.

Are you interested in becoming a medical educator?

The application deadline for the 2021–22 intake of our MSc in Medical Education has been extended to 30 July 2021.

Read our testimonials, to see how the programme has made an impact on previous students.

Lilly lecture 2021: leadership in a time of crisis

We are excited to celebrate medical leadership at our annual Lilly lecture. You will hear from chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Mrs Fiona Noden and member of our Chief Registrar Programme, Dr Aaisha Saqib, as they discuss their experiences and the lessons they have learnt from leading during the pandemic.

Don’t miss out on this inspirational webinar.

Building your career as an SAS doctor

Come along to hear from the chair of the RCP SAS doctor network and senior RCP officers on the latest national changes for SAS doctors, the work of the RCP SAS doctor network and how the RCP can support you now and in the future to build a successful and enjoyable career. Free for all RCP members and non-members. 

Thursday 15 July at 5:30pm, Book now.