RCGP Curriculum - 2 The General Practice Consultation

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 2, The General Practice Consultation, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

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The patient consultation is at the core of general practice. You need to understand the wider context of the meeting, recognise the importance of the individual GP’s style and skills, and demonstrate an ethical and reflective attitude to patient-centred care.

Good communication is essential to the establishment of open and honest relationships with patients, and in the development of the doctor-patient partnership.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Context

Structure

Effective use of patient records

Professional attitude

Keeping accurate records

Other related articles

 

Context

Health promotion
Potential conflicts
Patient diversity
Process of consulting
Negotiating how relatives are involved
Confidentiality
Working successfully with colleagues

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Structure

Adapt communication skills to patients
Models of the consultation
Rule out serious illness

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Effective use of patient records

Effective use of time
Remote consultations

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Professional attitude

Ethically sound practice
Appropriate referrals

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Keeping accurate records

Team working skills
Undertaking self-appraisal
Managing personal emotions

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Other related articles

 

These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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