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Understanding the problem: effective consulting part 2

Understanding the problem: effective consulting part 2

This course is available for purchase as part of a package of courses:
£ 9.99
Effective consulting video learning package



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 11, 2016


March 11, 2016

Programme Description

In the second of a series of video and text modules, Dr Peter Tate discusses effective consulting skills in primary care, using common scenarios. This video and accompanying text explores understanding the nature of the patient’s problem – the second of five key tasks that need to be tackled in order to achieve an effective consultation.

Educational Objectives

After undertaking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Reflect on their own understanding of patients’ problems
  • Think about how their own consultations could be more effective
  • Author

    Activity author
    Dr Peter Tate
    Former convenor of the Royal College of General Practitioners panel of examiners
    Author of the Doctor’s Communication Handbook, CRC Press


    This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (30 minutes learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required