The Practical Skills courses run in the RCP Northern Region have been developed to provide an introduction to safe common practical procedures within a controlled workshop environment.

These courses are aimed at doctors beginning their training as core medical trainees. Training in some practical procedures may have taken place in the Foundation grade but it is important that skills are developed and widened so that the trainee in a core medical training programme becomes competent and feels confident to perform commonly required practical procedures.

The course includes hands-on practice, group and individual tuition, and personal feedback.