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SCEPN and Symphony: Health Coaching for Behaviour Change: Skills Development Programme - 25 January (date changed from 10) and 8 February

Thursday 8 February 2018 at East Quay Medical Centre

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This is a multi-day (non-consecutive) event.

Times: 09:00 - 17:00


Dr Deborah Lane
Topic: Health Coaching for Behaviour Change: Skills Development Programme

This is a two day programme – you must attend both days to complete the course (by booking on day one you are automatically booked for day two)

This workshop will give you the opportunity to build on the many skills you already possess and specifically to learn how a coaching approach can very usefully support your work with patients. The course has been developed to introduce people to a coaching approach, with an emphasis on how and when to use coaching with patients. It provides participants, with no previous coaching experience, an opportunity to learn the basics of health coaching and understand how coaching can support conversations that facilitate self-care and improve patient satisfaction.

Why attend this course?

Long-term and chronic conditions already pose significant challenges for healthcare. With current trends around nutrition and lifestyle likely to become more pronounced in the future, these issues will only increase. As health practitioners, we often only have ten or so minutes to deliver impact; compared to the 7,000 or so waking minutes in an average week during which patients make the key decisions that affect their health.

In the context of these challenges, information and prescription is not enough. We need to be able to leverage the contact we do have to motivate and foster responsibility in patients for their own healthcare, in short, we need to make, “every contact count”. This is where coaching skills come in. There is growing evidence globally which attests to the effectiveness of coaching approaches for delivering increased responsibility and behaviour change on the part of patients.

Speaker : Dr Deborah Neal, Consultant Physiotherapist, Training and Evaluations, Symphony

Workshop information

SGPET and SCEPN are now working with Dr Deborah Neal to run a further four sessions to cover the other areas of Somerset that have not had access to this training.

This is a two day programme – you must attend day one and day two (at the same venue) to complete the course. 

There are 10 places available, we have limited to 2 per practice, however please do contact us if you require more, we will hold a reserve list.

Course A:  Thursday 25 January and Thursday 8 February. East Quay Medical Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 4GP

Course B: Wednesday 14 February and Friday 9 March. Crown Medical Centre, Venture Way, Taunton, TA2 8QY

Course C: Monday 22 January and Wednesday 21 February. West Somerset Healthcare, Williton Surgery, Robert Street, Williton, TA4 4QE

Course D: Wednesday 24 January and Wednesday 28 February Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9LP

Day Timings:  

09.00 – 17.00 (sandwich lunch provided)

A briefing pack will be sent after you have booked, if you do not receive this please email SGPET.

Location details

East Quay Medical Centre
East Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 4GP

Is the training accessible to wheelchairs? Please contact event organisers to discuss

Main contact

Name: Somerset LMC


Phone: 01823 331428

If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.


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This event is open to Somerset GPs, Practices and their staff in the Somerset LMC area. Some events may be open to other healthcare providers, details will be listed in the event.

Name Cost
SGPET members £0.00
Non-members £0.00