The much anticipated practical educational manual for trainers, programme directors and other educators in primary care has finally arrived! This extensive, full-colour guide is written by a select group of hands-on educators who are passionate and knowledgeable. The book captures their wisdom and vast experience in an accessible and practical way. Beautifully presented, the chapters cover a wide educational framework employing a variety of presentational methods such as flowcharts, diagrams, conversational pieces, scenarios and anecdotes. For more detailed information, further reading and practical tools to aid implementation, each chapter has a corresponding webpage containing over 300 additional resources. Specifically designed for General Practitioner Trainers, Training Programme Directors, Associate Programme Directors, Associate Postgraduate Deans and Postgraduate Deans world-wide, The Essential Handbook for GP Training and Education adopts a relaxed, personable approach to primary care education that won t leave you with a headache. General Practitioner Appraisers, Foundation Year Trainers and all medical and nursing student educators, too, will find the detailed, comprehensive explorations inspirational.
The Good GP Training Guide is a travel guide-style book for trainees in general practice. Written by over a hundred contributors assembled from five continents, it includes contributions from leading writers in primary care. It is written in an accessible style with down-to-earth tips and anecdotes, sometimes irreverent, from real life. There is an emphasis on the reality of general practice. It also contains humorous or touching vignettes with accompanying linocut artwork from the Red Roses exhibition. The book's first section covers hospital placements. It is intended to show trainees how to get the most out of their training posts. Beginning with basic information on behaviour required in the hospital setting, there are chapters looking at cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, etc. These chapters are split up into handy lists, covering the basics, tips on patients and PDP pointers. The second section covers GP rotations. It gives information on passing the various RCGP exams as well as realistic advice on other facets of general practice. The third section looks at finding a job and making the transition to an independent practitioner. Options for broadening a doctor's career are looked here, with chapters on event medicine, academia, teaching, etc. There is information on how stay out of trouble and how to use social media safely and without running foul of the GMC. The book offers the ultimate guide to the training process. It covers the entire training experience and the practicalities of what comes after.
The change management profession is no longer in its infancy. Readily identifiable in organizations and in business literature it is no longer reliant on parent disciplines such as organizational development or project management. Change management is itself in a state of change and growth - the number of jobs is increasing and organizations are actively seeking to build their change management capability. The Effective Change Manager's Handbook, the official guide to the CMI Body of Knowledge, is explicitly designed to help practitioners, employers and academics define and practice change management successfully and to develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of underpinning knowledge required, it includes chapters from esteemed and established thought leaders on topics ranging from benefits management, stakeholder strategy, facilitation, change readiness, project management and education and learning support. Covering the whole process from planning to implementation, it offers practical tools, techniques and models to effectively support any change initiative.
Don’t Wait Until Something Goes Wrong to Think About Your Consultation Skills Designed specifically for busy health professionals working in primary care, The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills covers all aspects of the primary care consultation in a clear, concise, and highly readable manner. The book begins by breaking the primary care consultation into its components, making it easier to focus on particular areas and practise skills such as encouraging patients to explain what’s wrong, summarising and reflecting, and giving information to patients. The book then describes how to effectively use educational tools—such as videoing, random case analysis, problem case debriefing, and feedback—to improve consultations. It also explains in detail how to demonstrate proficient consultation skills in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam and the importance of these skills in appraisal/revalidation. Certified for continuing professional development (CPD®) by The CPD Certification Service, this fully updated and revised Second Edition incorporates new thinking and consultation models, including the 6 S model and the new doctor, patient, illness model. It also provides detailed analysis of the latest Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) assessment tools, such as the clinical skills assessment exam (CSA) and the consultation observation tool (COT). Complete with illuminating case studies, photocopiable forms, and a jargon-busting appendix, The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills, Second Edition offers valuable insight into the key phases of the primary care consultation, the best features of common consultation models, and the real-world application of popular consultation techniques.
Compassion takes as its starting point 'Cum scientia caritas', the motto of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Translated as 'Science with compassion', it captures the technical and caring aspects of being a doctor. Science is continually developing but compassion is unchanging. But how relevant is compassion to the NHS today? Compassion is central to the practice of health care. Patients require compassion as much as they require knowledge and technical skill from their healthcare professionals. Compassion should be a motivation for anyone choosing a career in primary care. However, in recent years there have been startling instances where compassion has not been shown. Compassion: Compassion, Continuity and Caring in the NHS is a reminder that compassion is at the heart of good medical practice. The book is split into sections on patients, education and training, clinicians and future developments. There are overview chapters on access to health care, the changing model of NHS care, a history of GP selection procedures and ways of preparing the next generation of GPs. This wide-ranging book also contains chapters on specific topics: the role of the multidisciplinary team, homeless patients, prescribing, nursing in primary care, post-conflict symptoms, suicide prevention and more. Personal perspectives are also given: A layman provides a personal account of the end-of-life care his wife received. A junior doctor reflects on the different factors that guide compassion. And a doctor from the United States offers a worrying picture of primary health care's possible fate. This book looks to the future too with chapters on scholarship, building resilience, mindfulness, continuity of care and the development of a new professionalism. This book will help the reader reconsider and re-evaluate compassion - the characteristic so important in creating a long-term relationship between health professional and patient.
Teaching and Learning Strategies is a practical guide for pre-service teachers who know and understand the content of the curriculum and are looking for additional tools to teach it effectively. This book will help students to develop a comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, which is essential in ensuring lessons are effective and lead to successful outcomes. The text outlines a variety of teaching strategies that can be used to facilitate classroom learning and engagement. Strategies and methods covered include discovery learning, experiments, demonstrations, the use of questioning, the facilitation of discussion and the effective provision of feedback. Teachers will be able to integrate the strategies in this book with any content area and any age group or activity level. Teaching and Learning Strategies is a useful resource for teachers during the practicum component of their course and throughout their teaching career.
The ten years since the First Edition of this book have witnessed revolutionary changes in GP training: appraisal, the new MRCGP exam and competence-based assessments to name but three. Greater availability of information has also transformed the social context of General Practice as a profession. Despite this, the one-to-one relationship between trainer and trainee remains the lynchpin of GP education, and this manual's key principle - that GP trainers are the key source of expertise in this field, and that their experiences and ideas are a vital and still-underused resource - is as important as ever. This new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in both GP training and the profession, remains an essential, comprehensive manual of useful advice for GP trainers written by their peers. Outlining educational methods, training philosophies and reflections from practitioners experienced in the entire spectrum of GP education, it provides a toolbox of resources to cover the practicalities of training, including e-portfolios, teaching consultation skills, and numerous tips and tricks. It is now augmented with an array of supporting online material that includes checklists, forms and evaluation tools. This book is vital reading for GP tutors and GP trainers as well as those considering such roles, and for all those who manage and oversee the training of GP registrars.
The Oxford Handbook of General Practice is an essential lifeline for the busy GP. It includes hands-on advice to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes several new chapters and expanded information on the new GP contract and training.
Vocational training for general practice has been tremendously successful over the past two decades, but the need became apparent at the beginning of the 1990s for revision of the education of GP trainers already experienced in setting up a training practice, who were demanding a fresh, more detailed consideration of the educational aspects of vocational training. The authors of Professional Education for General Practice comprise general practitioners from training practices, regionaladvisers in primary care, and an expert in adult education. They describe the history of vocational training and examine the educational requirements of adult learners, then go on to discuss particular aspects of curriculum design, assessment, teaching methods, trainer-trainee relationships, and evaluation, followed by an appraisal of what changes are needed in training for general practice in the future. Throughout the preparation of the book the authors worked closely with general practicetrainers and trainees as well as their educators, thus ensuring that the book is completely appropriate for these groups. This book is essential for everyone involved in teaching GP trainers as well as for the trainers themselves, and will be of interest to doctors training in primary care.