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:

A replacement for NHSmail: Shape the future NHS email service

A consultation has been launched to find out what the NHS wants from a future email service, which will debut in June 2014 and replace the current NHSmail system.

The NHSmail team wants to hear from users and non-users of the current system on what you would like to see in the new service; what will help you do your job more efficiently, which in turn will lead to improved patient care.

The consultation is taking place throughout November and early December, and you can input in two ways:

NHS Networks: A forum has been set up for NHSmail2 where initial requirements have been posted. Take a look, comment, or add your own requirements.

EmailSubmit your thoughts and requirements to the team

ADDENDUM from NHSMail Team 15/11/2012

As you may know, the existing NHSmail contract is due to end in June 2013. The NHS Commissioning Board has confirmed, at a meeting of its Executive Team chaired by Sir David Nicholson, that it supports the continuation of NHSmail.   In light of this support, we are working hard to ensure the continuity of the service. For further information visit http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/nhsmail/news.
Additionally, work is underway to investigate options for a replacement service. For further details go to http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/nhsmail/nhsmail2.

If you would like to contribute to the requirements gathering phase for NHSmail 2 please see http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/nhsmail/nhsmail2/researching.


Liberating the NHS: no decision about me, without me

Published by DoH
This consultation proposes a model of shared decision-making along the patient pathway. The model indicates where patients would be expected to have more say in decisions about their care in primary care; before a diagnosis; at referral to secondary care; and after a diagnosis had been made. The consultation welcomes views from patients, the wider public, organisations, health professionals and the NHS and closes on 20th July 2012.