Communicating with the practice team
Teams cannot be effective without good communication between team members. Although few people would disagree with this statement, many who work in teams would add that it is often easier said than done! Good communication is the key to effective team working within the practice, while poor communication can have a range of potentially disastrous consequences. This module will help you consider ways to identify communication problems and explore strategies to resolve them.
This resource, consisting of five assessment questions at basic level, tests your understanding of the skills needed to communicate effectively within the team. Complete the resource, including the recommended reading and some or all of the activities to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your revalidation portfolio.
Aims and objectives
After completing this module you will have:
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NHS Education for Scotland. Team communication skills (learning unit). http://www.flyingstart.scot.nhs.uk/learning-programmes/communication/team-communication-skills/
Public Health Action Support Team. Principles, theories and methods of effective communication (written and oral) in general, and in a management context, 2011. http://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/public-health-textbook/organisation-management/5a-understanding-itd/effective-communication
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