The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed an e-learning course, ‘Self Care for Minor Ailments’ which is designed to equip health professionals with the skills and knowledge to conduct a self care aware consultation for patients with self limiting ailments.
It also includes strategies for the whole primary care team, to improve patient access to evidence-based information about minor ailments and to enhance patient confidence.
The course has been developed in partnership with the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) and RCGP experts in self care as part of collaborative drive to change the culture of dependency in the NHS. It was launched in November 2011.
This online course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals and can be accessed at www.elearning.rcgp.org.uk (registration is required).