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Advanced Communication Skills Training for Doctors
This training day offers you the opportunity to learn highly valued communication skills, in a setting that is relaxed, enjoyable and non-threatening. We know that many doctors need communication skills training, fewer actually want it and very few want to be preached at by "communication experts", "life coaches" or similar.
Competency in communication skills is important for Foundation and Specialty Training Doctors, and by attending this course you are demonstrating your commitment to and recognition of these essential skills. So yes, you can "tick the box". But those who attend this course find they come away having got much more than ticking the box......
We have been running highly successful courses available only to Imperial NHS Trust doctors at the Hammersmith Hospital for a number of years. The feedback from these short courses has been extraordinary. The most common feedback has been that the doctors felt at the beginning of the morning that they "had" to be there - and by the end they "wanted" to be there.
By learning new skills and concepts - which you'll do on this course - that you can import directly into your working day, you'll hopefully see an instant improvement in your communication with patients, their families, and your professional colleagues. The potential effect that this has is immense - not only very useful for clinical exams, doctors trained in communication are less stressed, and more effective. This is a carefully constructed course delivered by highly experienced consultants - truly by doctors for doctors.
Now for the first time we are allowed to release a limited number of places to non-internal doctors. This training is generic, and therefore highly suitable for foundation, specialty registrar grade doctors and others interested in developing advanced knowledge and skills. Communication with colleagues and critical aspects of communication with patients are covered.
You will learn practical techniques to influence your own practice and to influence your colleagues and your patients
Courses are run 3 times a year. It is a highly sought-after half day course held at Hammersmith Hospital. Click here to email to get more details and to book your place. Mrs McNamara is the PGMC Manager at Hammersmith Hospital.