This 1-day communication skills workshop is designed to enhance communication skills with colleagues, patients and teams. Course contentGood communication plays an important role in every doctor’s day-to-day work and is a key competency in specialty curricula. The workshop will cover the following areas:effective communication skills – what they are and why they are importantbody language and using it to enhance your messagebarriers to effective communicationactive listening and getting the most out of all your interactionsmodels for doctor-patient communicationimproving communication in your team(s).Who should attend?all specialtiesall grades welcomeparticularly useful for anyone preparing for their PACES examrecommended for any doctor in a supervisory role.Why attend this course?As a core competency in the generic curricula and an important part of the appraisal process, it is essential for all doctors to maintain and develop their communication skills.