Communication, Partnership & Teamwork
Consultation Skills Development
There are a number of ways you can improve your consultation skills. You may choose to do one of the following:
Consultation Skills courses are available in most regions and provide opportunities for participants to develop, refine, and practice new skills in a safe, supported environment. Research into communication is ongoing and these courses will provide you with updates on effective techniques, and the opportunity to reflect on ingrained habits. For information about what is available in your area, contact your local deanery or visit the RCGP website.
For those who wish to develop specific communication skills, other options are available - for example, courses in counselling skills, CBT techniques, or neurolinguistic programming.
Watching and reflecting upon a videotape of yourself can be a very useful way of reflecting upon your skills. However, it is usually difficult to gain the maximum from this in isolation.
Please review section on Review of Video Consultations for more information.
This page was last updated on: 07/03/2018
© 2013 - NHS Education for Scotland