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  • EL2

30 minutes

GPs,GP trainees

Advanced communication skills part 3: concluding the consultation - with Roger Neighbour

This third in a series of three audio modules looks at how to conclude a consultation once you have built a rapport with the patient, identified their key health issue and agreed a treatment plan together. The authors how how a basic five step communication model can help you deal with the most challenging patients and scenarios. Using case examples, they examine what to say and how to act in difficult situations.

Learning outcomes

After completing this third module, you will know how to successfully conclude a consultation and ensure you are focussed for your next patient. You will understand how to convey further concerns about serious possibilities, how to manage your time, and how time spent at the start of a consultation can be crucial to ensuring you’re treating the right problem at the end of the consultation.

You should have the knowledge and confidence to know:

  • How to implement ‘safety netting’, a technique to aid the anticipation of the unexpected
  • How to use the ‘housekeeping’ technique to ensure you are fully focussed on the next consultation
  • How to communicate uncertainty about the diagnosis to patients How to manage your time and punctuate the end of the consultation to a lingering patient
  • How to structure a successful patient consultation

Activity Directors:

 Roger Neighbour, Graham Easton

Last updated

23 Jun 2017

Release date

15 Mar 2012

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has formally accredited all BMJ Learning modules for medical doctor`s continuous professional development. Completion of one module is considered as the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 30 minutes of learning.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Lam Dong Medical College 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
SBMFC 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours This is to state that SBMFC recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 0.5 hours of learning.
SOGIMIG 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours This is to state that Associacao de Obstetricia e Ginecologia de Minas Gerais recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 0.5 credits or 0.5 hours of learning.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 0.5 credits unit per 0.5 hours (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
The University of Conakry 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours This Program has been awarded 0.5 CPD Credit Hours by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Universidade de Pernambuco 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Universidade de Pernambuco recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 0.5 credits, 0:05 hours University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned half an hour of credit to this module.