RD1st & Resilient Health Coaching Programme

Are you a doctor or health professional who wants to take your consultation skills to the next level? Would you like to boost your professional resilience?

Are you keen to help your patients take back responsibility for their own health?

Perhaps you’d like to encourage deeper reflection in your trainees or appraisees?

Or is Quality Improvement currently a focus for your practice?


What is it?

The RD1st & Resilient Health Coaching Programme is a new course being designed to give Doctors and other Health Professionals a dynamic set of Coaching & contemporary Communication skills that can bring a fresh approach to the complexities of work and life.

Perhaps you’ve heard colleagues talk about coaching or have even had some introductory training yourself?

Coaching provokes & guides meaningful problem-solving in a way that facilitates others to come up with their own solutions. Our aim is to help build the problem-solving muscle of those we engage with, rather than carrying the constant pressure of providing all the solutions.

Coaching is being used more and more within healthcare. When coaching our patients, we enter into a radical partnership with them, and help them find their own, most ideal, ways forward. This opens up a valuable opportunity for each person to make positive steps towards wellbeing in a way that makes most sense to them.

Health Coaching has a growing evidence base on its efficacy for real change. Of equal importance, use of these tools can also generate softer outcomes, like work satisfaction & professional resilience.

Outside of the consultation room, a coaching approach can transform how we move forward in the arenas of Education & Team Leadership. When using coaching methods, we empower others to find clarity & drive innovation, be they our patients, our trainees, or our team.

Dates will be published soon for the first outing of this course.


How does this work?

A “Coaching Approach” is built on our attitudes, our skillset and how we ask our questions.

Through the creation of an authentic partnership and with an appreciation that people can be immensely resourceful, we create an environment where we can use coaching-style questions. These powerful questions open up “fresh thinking”, so that patients can find new ways to approach old issues.

In the clinical setting, this builds patient engagement, health confidence and reduces service-dependency. We can help our patients get to the root of what’s really getting in the way of a healthier & happier life. This can be especially useful when someone feels stuck or has resistance to change.

Of course, as Doctors & allied Health Professionals, we still need to bring our knowledge and experience to the table. But by doing so in a coaching style, we can help strengthen our patients’ sense of autonomy.


Who is this for?

“RD1st & Resilient Health Coaching Programme” has been designed specifically for Doctors & Health Professionals and is suitable for any member of the team whose aim is to enable their patients to make real and positive changes to their health.

It will also be useful for anyone who has involvement with Quality Improvement, has managerial responsibility or who would like to develop their Leadership skills. Coaching is now recognised as key to healthy leadership within business. Organisations and teams that generate a coaching culture are innovative, dynamic & more enjoyable places to work.

This course would also benefit GP Trainers, Medical Educators and Appraisers. Coaching methods can transform an educational landscape, encouraging deeper reflection in challenging areas and empowering the trainee/ appraisee to work out their own solutions.

No prior experience in coaching skills is necessary for this course: it is both suitable for complete beginners and those who have previously done introductory half/full days.