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Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

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CPD Connect: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 8 week course

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:
•         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 8 weeks core mindfulness skills are progressively developed
•         the course is experiential - based on skills development, group discussion and home-based practice
•         course manual and links to material for home use are provided

Each session starts promptly at 7pm and there is no facility to allow access for latecomers.  Please consider your travel time realistically before booking this course.

Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

Leadership - A Taste of Leadership - Foundation Level Course

This course is for GPs and pharmacists who are early in their career.

This course is for practitioners who have not had any leadership development before.  A more advanced course is available for those who have had some previous leadership development.

Medical staff and other pharmacists are welcome to book to attend the course.  Please get in touch if you are not a pharmacist or pharmacy technician and wish to attend the session.

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.  There is also a Questback self-assessment to complete prior to the day.  You need to bring this with you as it will be the focus of a 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. VT Foundation Training framework.  For medical staff the reference document is 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)

Please note this session is open to pharmacists and GPs from across Scotland. 

Resource Type: Workshop

Cargenbridge, Dumfries Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

Leadership - Develop Self, Others and Service, 25th February 2020

Develop Self, Others and Service (SOS)

This course is aimed at GPs and Pharmacists early in their career who have just started on their leadership journey.  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 play 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.


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: GP Level 3 Child Protection - March 2020

This course covers and fulfils some key level 3 competencies regarding child protection

Most care for children and young people is delivered outside the hospital setting. Safeguarding children and young people requires all general practitioners to be effective when dealing with child abuse. General Practitioners should recognise and respond to the needs of children and young people in special circumstances, through referral and joint working.

Please note, lunch will not be provided however please feel free to bring your own lunch.

Resource Type: Workshop

Aberdeen Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:30 PM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect - HR Journey in General Practice (Inverness)

Taking you through the HR Journey starting with recruitment, looking at performance management and what to do when things don't go as planned.

Resource Type: Workshop

Inverness Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book
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