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).Useful reflection on the issues around communication with patients and in teams. The group activities were well pitched and enjoyable. Medical Oncology SpR, attended November 2017 workshopWho should attend?all specialtiesall grades welcomeparticularly useful for anyone preparing for their PACES examrecommended for any doctor in a supervisory role.allied healthcare professionals also welcome.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. The skills covered in this workshop would also benefit the practice of allied healthcare professionals.Communication skills workshop10 October 2019 09:30 to 16:00ProgrammeHighlights include:what is effective communication?barriers to effective communicationcommunication skills – body language; active listeningdifficulties in doctor-patient communicationmodels for doctor-patient communicationimproving communication in teams.