RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date19 January 2017
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time16:30
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, Medical student, First5, Physician assistant, Practice nurse
RCGP Accredited



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The misuse of alcohol is a serious health issue of national concern with evidence of significant harm caused through misuse in the UK and worldwide. Dealing with the consequences for physical and mental health and the impact on society is a challenge for everybody working in healthcare.

The aim of this course is for participants to:

  • Understand the models of behavioural change and the evidence for brief intervention
  • To gain awareness and knowledge of such as categories of problem drinking and screening tool
  • Identify the skills needed to deliver brief interventions, and introduction to motivational interviewing
  • Be able to carry out safe alcohol detoxification, and knowing when to refer Gain an insight into primary care’s role in aftercare
  • Have an overview of complimentary approaches eg. AA, self help

To complete the course and receive the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Level 1, candidates are required to complete the RCGP e-learning module 'Alcohol Management in Primary Care'  before attending a face to face training day. 

The elearning will take around three and a half hours to complete, the one day face to face is approximately six hours. 

VenueThistle Euston Hotel, Cardington Street, London, London, NW1 2LP
Maximum capacity28
Phone0203 188 7650
ContactMr Robel Eyob


  • Lunch
  • Refreshments


Dr Stephen Willott & Dr Peter Howarth

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