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Group Consultations – Afternoon

7 November 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wessex LMCs Ltd LEaD Account event

Wednesday 7 November 2018 at South Winchester Golf Course


This is an afternoon event.

Times: 13:30 – 16:30

Food is provided at this event.

1:15pm- 1:30pm Lunch and Registration  – 1:30pm – 4:30pm Training

Group consultations also known as shared medical appointments are very topical at the moment.  This ‘taster’ session will give you an opportunity to hear more about:

  • How they work
  • How you might consider implementing them in your practice
  • what’s involved and overcoming some misconceptions.


  • Why group consultations might be right for you
  • Benefits for patients
  • Starting out – preparation is key!
  • The consultation itself: What to include and how to manage group dynamics
  • The medicolegal stuff – confidentiality and documentation

Two very highly skilled nurses, Bev Bostock and and Helene Irvine will facilitate these sessions immediately after the Non-Medical Prescribing mornings, and you are welcome to book either or both half days

Trainer: Beverley Bostock, RGN, BSc, MSc Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Lead, Education for Health, Warwick.  Bev has an enviable mix of theory and practice when it comes to her role as both health care professional and clinical lecturer. She is a nurse practitioner/ prescriber and also works as a clinical lecturer in respiratory and cardiovascular disease and diabetes at Education for Health. Bev is an RGN with a BSc in Professional Nursing Studies, an MSc in Respiratory Care, an MA in Medical Ethics and Law, and has been a Queens Nurse since 2015. She is also a member of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and is a visiting lecturer on the MSc in preventive cardiology at Imperial College London.

Bev writes extensively for the nursing press and has a keen interest in the patients’ experience of health care. Her dissertation for her MSc examined the concept of what patients want from a consultation, comparing this to the way in which health care is currently delivered in general practice.

Trainer: Helene Irvine: Helene has had a varied career in nursing, from community midwifery to working as a practice nurse and undertaking research in midwifery and primary care. She was a member of the curriculum-planning group for the original MSc Nurse Practitioner course at Leeds Metropolitan University, where she was also a lecturer and examiner. She has been an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for 20 years, until her retirement in July 2018. Helene is also a CQC Specialist Adviser and Deputy Clinical Lead for the Royal College of General Practice working on the resilience programme, and was appointed Nurse Advisor to Wessex LMCs in 2016. Helene’s particular interest is in workforce development and working with general practice to find solutions to some of the challenges facing nursing and Practices in the coming years.

Location details

South Winchester Golf Course
Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5QX

Is the training accessible to wheelchairs? Yes

Main contact

Name: Giselle Thornton

Email: giselle.thornton@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Phone: 023 8025 3874

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.

This event is being supported by the following companies:


All delegate fees are non-refundable.  However, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 if the delegate fee is £100 or less, or £10 if the delegate fee is more than £100.

Book online

How to make your booking: Please click on the website link below for booking details

Name Cost
All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area. £55.00
Non-members £90.00
Bath & North East Somerset practices ONLY £0.00


7 November 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm