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GP Training: Goal-setting for Patients Living with Multimorbidity

Learn how to use goal-setting to support patients living with long term health conditions and become a goal-setting GP.

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GP Training: Goal-setting for Patients Living with Multimorbidity

Introduce goal-setting to improve the lives of those living with multimorbidity

On this course, you will discover the practice of goal setting in a primary care context.

You will learn what goal-setting is and how it can help those living with multimorbidity. Through three interactive sessions, you will you explore and understand the different steps of goal-setting and learn how to put it into practice with your patients.

You will be supported by experts, as you reflect on the benefits and challenges of the practice and evaluate your own readiness to become a goal-setting GP.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Setting goals with patients with multimorbidity - a 'how to' guide

    • Introduction

      An introduction to the course, learners and the academic team.

    • Patient Preparation

      Preparing patients for goal-setting.

    • Eliciting and legitimising goals

      Looking at the second step in the goal-setting process.

    • Collaborative action planning

      Formulating and agreeing the specifics of achieving goals.

    • End of week summary

      Wrap up of week 1.

  • Week 2

    Setting goals - putting it into practice

    • Introduction to action

      This week you need to consider all that you have learned in the previous week and how you might put this into practice. You will need to use this with your patients, taking time to reflect on the experience.

  • Week 3

    Consolidating learning and exploring challenges

    • Welcome back

      Introduction to Week 3.

    • Your experiences

      How did it go?

    • Reviewing goals

      Following up with patients.

    • Summing up

      Summing how you have progressed.

Who is this accredited by?

Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of General Practitioners:

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Recognise the role of patient preparation in the (initiation of) the goal-setting process
  • Explore approaches to eliciting and legitimising goals through active listening and recognising patient cues
  • Describe how to work collaboratively with patients to agree specific and realistic goals
  • Apply learning to clinical practice with patients
  • Evaluate the experience of applying goal-setting to real world practice
  • Explore challenges to goal setting
  • Identify how to discuss and record ongoing goal attainment over time with patients living with multimorbidity
  • Summarise the goal-setting process

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for GPs of all levels (GP trainees, newly trained, qualified or experienced in general practice) looking to use goal-setting with patients living with multiple long term conditions.

This project is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England Programme. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Who will you learn with?

Nick was a GP in Norwich, and is now a public health professor at the University of East Anglia. His research aims to improve the health of older people with multiple conditions seen in primary care.

I am a practising GP in Norwich, Norfolk. I am also a GP Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, where I have a research interest in patient-centred care and the management of polypharmacy.

GP with an interest in medical education.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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