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Consultation skills for 'every day' and the RCA

Zoom based Consultation skills / RCA preparation course July 23rd and 24th

Csa Case ScenariosThe team from Pennine have created a two day RCA course. Numbers are restricted to ensure that all delegates are actively involved in developing their consultation skills in preparation for the RCA exam and 'real life' consulting.


Two Day RCA preparation course  - 

See what the GPSTs from our last course had to say ....."A perfect course"

"Your teaching on micro skills was excellent and helped me during my RCA recordings."
"Well organised and really helpful"
"Excellent personalised feedback with learning points"
"Friendly and welcoming with enough pressure, but not too much!"
"Role playing the explanations of common medical conditions, linking option sharing was incredibly useful."
"It's great to have the course limited to 10 Trainees, so the two facilitators have a great deal of time for you"
" After attending your course and getting huge confidence made me to ace the exam."

What is different about our course? Unlike most other courses, which are primarily RCA orientation courses, we dispel the myths and rumours, explore the reality of the RCA exam from a candidate's perspective and focus on developing your RCA consultation skills and your RCA exam technique. 

 Day 1 (08:30 to 17:00)

  • Understanding & preparing for the RCA  
  • Why GPSTs fail & how to avoid these pitfalls (Tips for GPSTs, Trainers and RCA prep groups)
  • Coffee break
  • A consultation model to help deliver a fluent, conversational and patient centred approach. Including:  How to explore thoughts, worries, hopes and psychosocial impact. Empathy vs sympathy and how to make it sound genuine. Focussed data gathering and how to achieve a shared management plan. 


  • Breaking down the consultation
  • The first five minutes ­ developing consultation skills with scenario based first 5 minute role plays (with a focus on cue handling, timely data gathering and getting to the nub of the consultation, while maintaining a patient centred and conversational approach)
  • The last five minutes - developing consultations skills with scenario based last 5 minute role plays (with a focus on achieving timely shared management)
  • Feedback

Day 2 (08:30 to 17:30)

  • Giving results over the phone & Breaking Bad News
  • Explaining common medical conditions in a way to help achieve a shared management plan
  • Coffee
  • Explaining common medical conditions & option sharing to achieve a shared management plan  


  • Simulated 12 minute consultations with facilitated RCA / Consultation skills feedback 
  • Feedback


Venue: Zoom based course restricted to 10 delegates

Cost: £399 for the course

Booking form for the July 23rd & 24th course

E-mail Sue at gptrainingpennine@gmail.com for any additional booking information



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