PriMed November 2020 Training

Posted: 03 Nov 2020
Category: General

PriMed offers bespoke workshops for the multi-disciplinary workforce in primary care. All workshop content is chosen by the participants and planned on a monthly basis to meet your needs. Specifically targeted for allied healthcare professionals working in primary care, workshops are interactive and case based to make learning relevant for you.

If you are a nurse, pharmacist, paramedic, physicians associate, physiotherapist or similar working in primary care and would like to register to attend, please go to our website ( or email us (

This month’s workshops are:

Wednesday 11th November 2020 – 6:30pm till 8:30pm

An Approach to The Patient with Chest Pain
Chest pain is a common presentation to primary care and often causes worry amongst clinicians. This session will look at assessing the patient who presents with chest pain and consider differential diagnoses as well as highlighting red flag signs and emergency presentations. There will be discussions on a number of cases to reinforce your learning so you feel more confident in managing these patients in the future.

Motivation and decision-making
While many motivation models view motivation as relatively fixed, Reversal Theory treats motivation dynamically. Throughout the day you experience natural shifts in motivational drive, as these motivational drives change, so does the rationale that you might use to make your decisions. This session will explore the four dimensions of motivation in Reversal Theory and consider how this might impact upon the decisions you make on a day to day basis.

Wednesday 18th November 2020 – 12:30pm til 2:30pm

Identifying Mental Health Needs
Most healthcare professionals will more than adequately address the physical health needs of their patients. However, in recent times, there has been a lot of focus on addressing psychological wellbeing as well. How can you identify low mood and anxiety in your patient? When should you worry? What can you do to help them? These are some of the questions that will be explored in this session.

Coaching Skills
The basic skills of a coaching conversation are widely applicable in Primary Care – from working with patients to working with colleagues to managing a team. Coaching is non-judgmental and recognises the ‘coachee’ as the expert in themselves. It is an empowering process that supports the development of autonomy and self-directedness towards clearly defined goals. This session will look at the basic principles of coaching, ways to structure a coaching conversation and some tools that might help stretch your ‘coachee’s’ thinking.

We hope to see you there!