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Conversations with patients: Reflections from a student nurse

By Abi Banham
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Online Services in Primary Care

By Alicia Hassall

Online services in primary care.

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What is self-management?

By Alicia Halsall

Patients have told us they are confused by the term self-management and what it means for them and their healthcare? Are they to be abandoned and left to their own devices?

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Translation – A Language Barrier

By Jesica Antwi

Translation is a language barrier for many people, especially in the ever-growing globalised societies we live. We will touch on some of the pros and cons of using family members to translate.

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Professional Interpreters

By Dr Lynn Furber

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Avoid Using Medical Jargon

By Alicia Hassall

Recently my friends and I have realised that we are using medical jargon without even noticing. We are medical students and are continually learning.

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Preparing for online consultations

By Alicia Hassall

The NHS has been preparing to embed online consultations in primary care (GP surgeries for some time)

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Preparing for Difficult Conversations

By Dr Lynn Furber

Preparing for difficult conversations with others is key. SPIKES is a helpful strategy to help healthcare professionals have difficult conversations and is outlined in this blog.

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Sharing Communication Resources

By Lynn Furber

There has never been a more significant time to pull together. Especially when we need to be creative in the way we teach and deliver communication skills training.

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