RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date16 February 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time16:30
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, First5, Nurse, Pharmacist, Practice nurse
RCGP Accredited



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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.

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 categories as problem drinking, and screening tools
  • 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. 

VenueNovotel Hotel, Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4RT
Maximum capacity30
Phone020 3188 7760
ContactAllie Brown

Course prerequisites

Delegates must complete the free, 3 hour RCGP e-learning module 'Alcohol Management in Primary Care'  BEFORE attending the face to face training day. 

Once you have received your e-module course completion certificate, please email a copy of it to allie.brown@rcgp.org.uk.  




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