A new and creative way of thinking about the consultation in primary care, for both trainees and practising GPs
The book features a unique Two Houses model to help the reader move away from completing a series of tasks to focusing on the two key objectives at the heart of every consultation:
- Working out what matters (The House of Discovery)
- Deciding with the patient what to do about it (The House of Decision)
Using the rich metaphors contained within these houses, the book explores common pitfalls that can beset those who are learning the craft of consulting in primary care, and encourages the reader to fill their toolbox with the skills needed to develop their own patient-centred consultation style.
The GP Consultation Reimagined is based on the author’s experience of teaching communication skills over 10 years as a GP Training Programme Director.
"This book will not teach you to improve your consultations. That is its great merit. Instead, it will encourage you to learn how to consult better." From the Foreword by Roger Neighbour
FREE Resources: Two Houses Guides
Click on the “Resources” tab above to access the free guides which accompany
the book. These are a great aid for GPs looking to improve their consultation skills as well as for trainees
preparing for the CSA exam. The use of the guides is discussed in detail in
Chapter 16 of The GP Consultation Reimagined.
The Guide to the guides
on the “Resources” tab explains the layout of each Two Houses guide.
Each guide takes either a clinical topic, such as Managing the menopause
, or a common scenario in general practice, for instance The angry patient.
The guide presents a practical, working structure for the consultation that
might follow in these situations, considering the consultation in the terms of
the Two Houses model, with the aim of enhancing the confidence of the
reader when faced with such a scenario and equipping them with tools for this
Further guides, as well as details of CSA courses based
on the book, are available on the author’s website www.twohousesgp.com. More guides will
be added over time and the author is keen to have suggestions for future
scenarios to cover. He can be contacted on twitter @docmartin68