Making Every Contact Count
Monday, 16 March, 2015 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Gloucester Folk Museum at The EdShed, 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG
This is an evening event specifically for pharmacy to support Healthy Living Pharmacy (supportive for all staff rather than directly part of the accreditation). It will introduce participants to MECC and the specific skills that will enable them to deliver MECC confidently and consistently well. At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
- Use communication skills that will enable them to raise an issue, open up a conversation and assess a person’s readiness to change the health-related behaviour;
- Use a health behaviour change techniques (such as basic motivational interviewing techniques);
- Be aware of key messages (on smoking, healthy eating/healthy weight, responsible drinking, physical activity, and mental health and emotional wellbeing);
- Signpost clients to local healthy lifestyle services & support.
It is hoped this will be an interactive event, specifically around moving conversation from the “transactional” – handing out prescription/selling cough medicine – to health promotion.
Suitable for pharmacists, counter assistants, technicians, deliver drivers – anyone really!
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