Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

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CPD Connect Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 9 week course

NHS staff currently report high levels of stress at work related to increasing workloads and demands and limited resources. Mindfulness is a healthy sustainable way to manage stress.  Research suggests that mindfulness has a powerful and positive effect on health and well-being across a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.
What is mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, without judgment”. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
 
Paying attention can help us become aware of our stress responses and tap into our inner resources to take better care of ourselves in terms of:
 
•         managing anxiety
•         sharpening focus
•         increasing productivity
•         improving sleep
•         relieving pain
•         feeling a deeper sense of calm
 
Course includes:
•         Introductory week followed by a further 8 weekly 2½ hour group sessions
•         learning mindfulness practices such as body scan, sitting with the breath and mindful movement
•         over the course of the 9 weeks core mindfulness skills are progressively developed
•         the course is experiential - based on skills development, group discussion and home-based practice
•         course manual and practice CDs for home use are provided


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Care of the Housebound Patient - 25 January 2018

With an increasing number of people anticipated to reach age 75 and over and the societal change to care for people in their own homes, how can General Practice of today prepare itself for the multi-disciplinary world of tomorrow?  Join us for our 1 day journey through the pitfalls and potholes of caring for the housebound individual.


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: GP Gynaecology Workshop

Focus on Primary Care management and when / how to refer


Resource Type: Workshop

Aberdeen Friday, February 9, 2018 9:00 AM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Business of General Practice - Glasgow 2018

This workshop is suitable for GPs or Practice Managers who have responsibility for managing the business side of a Practice. This workshop will cover financial accounts including expenses, superannuation and taxation, review the liabilities imposed by partnership legislation, key points of the GMS contract, specialization on outside work, containing costs and improving profits.


http://www.bmalaw.co.uk/ - BMA members can access the following link to obtain specialised independent advice on the above topics. Delegates may find it helpful to visit this website in advance of the workshop.


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:15 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

CPD Connect: A Taste of Leadership, 20th February 2018

Aimed at GPs and Pharmacists.

This course will help you start your leadership development journey by highlighting personal leadership approaches.  The other one day course Develop Yourself, Others and Service (SOS) will focus on your 'TEAMS' and your role as a leader of/within a team.

For this course (TOL), there is some pre work to help with the discussions on the day.  Please ensure that you listen to the recordings and can therefore participate in the discussion.
An underpinning principle is that leadership, rather than being simply vested in a few formal leadership positions at the top of the hierarchy (King's Fund, 2014), it is distributed throughout the health and social care system at a variety of levels regardless of whether you lead a team or not.

The core content of this training session has been aligned to key reference documents e.g. the 20:20 Vision /Realistic and the provision of integrated models of care.

Key reference sources for the development of the course have been:

A Prescription for Excellence
Collective Leadership (Michael West et al)
Typology of problems and followership (Keith Grint)
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership styles (Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis)
Team-based working and inter-team working (Michael West et al)


Resource Type: Workshop

DUNDEE Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:30 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book
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