Fostering improvements in patient health behaviour


This workshop is aimed at Podiatrists and FHPs who spend time (or need to spend time) encouraging patients to consider behaviour change as a means to manage their condition(s) more optimally. Whilst this is a growing ‘ask’ of all health professionals to help encourage healthy and positive behaviours in patients, it is not something that they are collectively trained to do in any meaningful way. Accordingly, there is often a communication breakdown that ensues from this (well intentioned) attempt to influence a patients behaviour. This workshop is designed to help you start addressing communication in the context of promoting behaviour change in patients. It will introduce concepts related to reasons underpinning patient decision-making; ambivalence; your role as a communicator and tie all of this together in the context of motivational interviewing as a technique to improve this aspect of growing importance in clinical practice.

  • Time: 10am – 4.30pm
  • Attendance options: In-House (Maidenhead, Berkshire) / Virtual (Zoom)
  • Lecturer: Dr Andrew Hill

Bookings for this course close on 05/09/2024