What makes a good consultation?

When you only have 10 minutes with a patient, where do you start and how do you finish?  This BMJ Learning module will look at the key elements of a consultation and ensure nothing of importance is forgotten.

Here are 3 other modules you may find useful:

12-16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week

For one week each May, The Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world.

mentalweekThe Staff Library is also supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by providing 15 minute therapies to support staff wellbeing. These will include head/foot massage, reflexology and others. These free taster sessions with qualified therapists will take place in the library on Monday 12 May, from 10am-2pm.  Everyone welcome to come along to the library and be de-stressed!  Refreshments also available along with quick guides to help you cope with anxiety, depression and related issues.

Please contact the Staff Library for further details on 01625 661362.

To support staffs mental health the Wellbeing Service has developed a ‘Wellbeing Links Library’ on Wellbeing Direct to signpost a number of useful mobile apps, video’s and websites designed to help increase physical and mental wellbeing.

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week visit The Mental Health Foundation Website at:

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

BMJ Learning modules – June

As the pollen season is reaching its peak there tends to be an increase in patients wanting information on allergic rhinitis.

Questions may include: which antihistamines are the least sedating? Will antihistamines help nasal congestion? What are the side effects of intranasal corticosteroids? 


To get the answers and to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.  Allergic rhinitis: an update on treatment

Additional modules on mood disorders – see below.