Please note that all our face to face courses are currently suspended. We and our partners are developing remote models to allow access to workshops flexibly. If you are registered to attend one of our courses, are on a waiting list or on our expression of interest list, we will contact you when further details are available.

Courses and Conferences

 

Course Name

Description

How to book

Contact

NEW - Virtual Session

Assertiveness in Clinical Practice

This virtual workshop (2.5 hour session) aims to help you to express your needs and opinions more confidently to others whilst reducing the chances of confrontation and conflict. It will provide you with practical advice on saying what you want and dealing calmly with other people’s reactions in a range of situations.

Friday 30th April 2021 (09:30-12:00)

Friday 28th May 2021 (09:30 - 12:30)

Friday 02 July 2021 (09:30 - 12:30)

Friday 17 September 2021 (09:30 - 12:30)

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Exam Preparation Workshop

This multi-professional workshop aims to support trainees in preparation for their higher exams, including those who have been unsuccessful in previous examination attempts. It will cover areas including revision, planning and preparation strategies, exam techniques and performance anxiety.

Wednesday 7th July 2021 (14:00 - 17:00)

Tuesday 14th September 2021 (14:00 - 17:00)

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - virtual session

Narrative Based Medicine Workshop

An Introduction to Narrative Based Medicine: Uncovering the patient’s story

For foundation doctors and trainees from any specialty in London and South East (KSS)

The workshop will cover the following themes:

  • The role of narrative in the consultation
  • What narrative adds to the biomedical model
  • Techniques and approaches that will help you to develop your narrative practice

Wednesday 28 April 2021 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Book your place here

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Stress and Examinations

This two-hour virtual session covers tools and techniques for dealing with exam stress - session delivered by Richard Jones, Clinical Director, PHP

Express your interest for sessions in late Spring and Summer 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) Exam Preparation

for GP Trainees only

This workshop aims to provide an understanding of the working of the AKT and how to prepare for it.

The workshop is designed for:

  • GP Trainees previously unsuccessful in the AKT

  • GP Trainees identified by Educational Supervisors and/or Programme Directors as having difficulty and who could be unsuccessful in their attempt at the AKT

The virtual workshop will run over two half days :

Thursday 13th & Thursday 20th May 2021 : 09:30 - 12:30

Thursday 4th & Thursday 11th November 2021 : 09:30 - 12:30

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW - Virtual Session

The Consultant Interview: preparing for Success 

NEW for Winter/Spring this half-day virtually-facilitated workshop is targeted to trainee doctors within 18 months of CCT. ​

The workshop takes you through a series of practical steps to ensure you are well-prepared for the consultant selection process. The small group size - plus virtual breakout rooms - allows the opportunity to polish up your interview techniques, and give and receive feedback on mock interview responses. The workshop aims to not only help you identify a plan of action to prepare for success, but also to gain the confidence needed for a compelling interview. 

Spring/ Summer:

  • Thursday 27th May 2021 : 13:30-17:00
Book online

Careers Unit 

careersunit.lase@hee.nhs.uk

 

 

NEW Virtual Session

Developing your English for Clinical Practice

This is a two-course (10am - 3pm) delivered via a virtual platform, will enable individuals to learn about ways to use the workplace resources to develop their English 'on the job' and have opportunity to practise situations they find challenging.  The sessions are facilitated by specialist linguists who can give feedback on language, cultural factors, pronunciation, as well as professional communication skills.

Attendance required on both days.

Day 1 - Tuesday 25th May 2021 (10:00 - 15:00)

Day 2 - Wednesday 2nd June 2021 (10:00 - 15:00) 

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

V-space for SuppoRTT trainees

Series of structured sessions for Returners to Training facilitated by a group coach with the same group members meeting several times (often 4-6 times) over several weeks/months

  • Guest speaker slots with trainees who have experienced major challenges during the Covid-19 period and talk about how they coped and found their balance.
  • Small, closed group working together over a series of sessions, sometimes focusing on specific themes
  • WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions 
  • Tools & resources circulated after each session acilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

A set of annotated slides following each session to support your learning and group engagement. 

For more informaton and to book your place, 

SuppoRTT Team

srtt.lase@hee.nhs.uk

V-space Doctors' Forum

Series of sessions for postgrad doctors of any level facilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

  • Guest speaker slots with trainees who have experienced major challenges during the Covid-19 period and talk about how they coped and found their balance.
  • Small, closed group working together over a series of sessions, sometimes focusing on specific themes
  • WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions 
  • Tools & resources circulated after each session acilitated by a group coach. May also have guest speakers 

A set of annotated slides following each session to support your learning and group engagement. 

Please click here to express your interest by email  

NEW - Virtual Session

Individual session - Specialist communication skills and linguistic support (SCCLS)

An individual two-hour session, currently being delivered via a virtual platform, working with a specialist educator and/or linguist and specialist role player as required to develop your communication skills for clinical practice

Healthcare professionals typically apply for an individual session to:

  • develop skills to navigate difficult conversations
  • explore linguistic or cultural issues which may be impacting on communication
  • respond to the outcome of an ARCP, appraisal, or revalidation
  • improve exam performance
  • address needs identified through feedback from colleagues and educator

 May, June, July, August and September 2021

Book online

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

NEW

Enhancing your Consultation Skills

Explore models of consultation, reflect on your challenges and practise tailored scenarios with specialist role players  while developing your peer observation and feedback skills.

This is a two-day course.

Express your interest for courses in 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

English Pronunciation for Clinical Practice: accent reduction for non-native speakers

Communicating clearly and confidently is essential. Even if your knowledge of English is excellent, you may sometimes have difficulty making yourself understood, or notice that colleagues often ask you to repeat what you have said.

The course is open to all languages and will be facilitated by a phonetics expert. You will have the opportunity to address any specific challenges that you have experienced in spoken communication.

Express your interest for courses in 2021

Express your interest

 

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Influence of Culture on Communication

 

This is a full day workshop (09:00 - 17:00) which addresses the impact of language & culture on communication.

Aims

  • To raise awareness of the ways in which communication is influenced by culturally specific values and sociolinguistic behaviours
  • To support participants in identifying and addressing individual challenges
  • To consider how intercultural competence can be applied in the context of clinical practice

Express your interest for courses in 2021

Express your interest

SCCLS Team

commskills.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Case discussion group: Managing and Supporting Trainees in Difficult Situations (for Medical Education Leads)

This is a discussion group open to TPDs, ADs, DMEs and Heads of School. It will provide a neutral space for attendees to discuss dilemmas and concerns where there may be a particularly challenging aspect to the remediation process. There will be the opportunity to learn from peers and to participate in reflective conversations that reinforce good practice. The discussion will be facilitated by the Professional Support Unit's Individual Support Team.  

Express your interest for courses in 2021

Future dates in 2021:  April 29th pm, June 29th pm, Sept. 30th am, Nov. 30th pm 

Express your interest

ist.lase@hee.nhs.uk