Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

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CPD Connect: Leadership - Develop Self, Others and Service - 26 April 2018

Develop Self, Others and Service (SOS)

This course is ideally aimed at GPs and Pharmacists.  The main focus of this course is on the team.  The role of a leader of a team.  The role of the leader within a team (not all leaders lead a team but are part of a team).  How does a leader ensure that a team works effectively together?  Other topics covered in the course build on this team based approach.  What role does the leader have in improving services?  What role does the leader play in the analysis of Significant Events (SEAs)?  What is the role of a leader in the appraisal of others?

Another one day course, the Taste of Leadership course (TOL) focuses on aspects of personal leadership.  Using models e.g. Micheal West, the TOL is ideally completed prior to this course (SOS). The TOL course gives you an opportunity to reflect and build on developing personal leadership behaviours.

There will be tea and coffee from 10:30am.  Lunch is provided. The day finishes at about 16:15.  The Education centre is a short walk from the train station.

Resource Type: Workshop

DUNDEE Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect Joint Injections - Half Day PM

This course is aimed at beginners and those with some joint injection experience.  The session will cover the following:
- indications for corticosteroid injections - an interactive presentation
- hands on injection of a range of joints using both one to one and group formats
Ample time for questions and case discussions

Resource Type: Workshop

Edinburgh Friday, May 4, 2018 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Leadership - Advanced (GPs and Pharmacists)

Delegates need to attend all 6 days of this course.  Tea & Coffee is available from 10am.  Lunch is provided.

The aim of this 6 day course is to enable participants to test some key theories of leadership in the workplace.  This particular course is aimed at GPs and Pharmacists with more than 3 years post registration experience.  This course is based on reflection and exploration of yourself as a leader.  The teaching style is discussion orientated with participants being expected to come equipped with experiences to share with the group.  Participants are expected to do some small tasks prior to, and throughout, the course and report back on progress at each training session.  As part of the course there are senior healthcare professionals who attend to share their experiences.  Please ensure that you come prepared to ask them questions. 

All printed information for the course is available via the 'Documentation' tab for this course.  Prior to Day 1 participants are expected to 'dip' into the reading list, reflect on their favourite leader and complete some tasks using the templates provided.  Other tasks  include - reflection on a scenario with your team , reflection on a change management project that you have OBSERVED, reflection on a change management project that you have LED, reflection on a recent communication, reflection on 'chairing at / of meetings'. 

For Day 6 participants are expected to share with the group a poster (template will be provided) that details the outcome of a short project that they have undertaken throughout the course.  The leadership skills developed as part of the project need to be clear within the poster.  Please note that the posters need to be emailed to NES Pharmacy for processing.  They will be enlarged and then printed ready to display at the session.  Participants may be asked for their permission to formally design and print their poster for display at a future conference should the topic be suitable for this purpose.  A poster that deals with sensitive information will not be used for this purpose.

Key topics covered in the course are; the dynamics of teams, how to chair effectively, communication for leadership, managing conflict, coaching vs mentoring, staff development, change management and how to negotiate effectively.

Resource Type: Workshop

Dundee Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:45 AM-5:15 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Cradle to Grave Aberdeen 2017 - Online Videos

Access and view presentations from Cradle to Grave Aberdeen 2017. Access and watch a range of clinical and non-clinical presentations relevant to general practice and primary care from a range of speakers from GPs with specialist interests to hospital consultants. GPs will benefit from varied and relevant presentations to boost CPD for appraisal and revalidation.


If you have paid to view this video package via Portal or via the Courses Tab on the CPD Connect website, please see the following instructions below to access the videos:

1. If you have not done so already, please log into the CPD Connect website with your Portal Account details -

2. Once logged in, click the “Videos” tab at the top of the page


3. Click “View Collection” on the relevant video package – A box with the link and access code to the videos will appear. Follow the link and when prompted, enter the password provided.


If you encounter any issues accessing the videos or require any assistance, please contact the team at

Topics include:

1 - Paediatric Allergy in Practice (Dr Karen Barker, GP, Inverurie Medical Practice, NHS Grampian)

2 - Continence Problems in Kids: What a GP can do (Dr Adrian Crofton, GP, Carden Medical Centre and Associate Paediatrician, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital)

3 - Teenage Mental Health (Dr Anne Gilchrist, Consultant in Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Cornhill Hospital, NHS Grampian)

4 - Motor Neuron Disease (Dr Lucy Cogdell, Dianne Fraser and Susan Stewart, the Grampian MND Clinical Specialist Team)

5 - Update on Palliative Care (Dr Alison Prime, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Roxburghe House, NHS Grampian)

Resource Type: Workshop

Aberdeen Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:00 AM-12:15 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Culture in General Practice

To unravel the myths and mystique surrounding practice culture and enable teams to start understanding and influencing the culture in which they work.

Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:00 AM-4:15 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book
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