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Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients

Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients

Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients

Helen Atherton and Andrew Beggs
Helen Atherton and Andrew Beggs
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 13 Mar 2018
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Last updated: 28 Mar 2018

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This session provides guidance on communicating and explaining clinical evidence, guidelines and protocols to patients in both community and hospital settings.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
● Select best practice in presenting clinical evidence to patients
● Prioritise issues when discussing clinical guidelines and protocols with patients
● Identify the most appropriate information when explaining guidelines to patients
● Indicate limitations of current evidence and the best way to communicate these to patients
Helen Atherton and Andrew Beggs

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Helen Atherton and Andrew Beggs
on behalf of Health Education England

Helen Atherton, MSc, MPH, PhD, is a NIHR National School of Primary Care Post-Doctoral researcher in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Helen’s professional interests are in e-Health and the influence of evidence on the delivery of primary care. She also takes an interest in health policy and how this affects health services delivery. Helen was originally a biologist and has a BSc in Ecology and a MSc in Biological Anthropology, both from the University of Durham. After moving into health services research she obtained a Masters in Public Health at Imperial College and most recently a PhD which explored the potential of email as a method of consultation in general practice. Helen previously taught evidence based medicine and statistical software programmes and has been a facilitator for problem based learning sessions within London medical schools.

Andrew Beggs, MRCS(Eng) MBBS BSc(Hons), is Research Registrar Colorectal Surgery and Research Fellow Cancer Genetics at Mayday University Hospital, St Georges University of London & University of Oxford.

Currently he is carrying out doctoral research investigating the role of the maintenance of genome stability in the initiation of colorectal carcinogenesis. He trained at Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ Hospital School of Medicine and his background is surgery. Andrew Beggs is a surgical research registrar and will be returning in 2010 to full time surgery in SW Thames, after the completion of his research. He recently completed JAG accreditation in diagnostic and therapeutic lower GI endoscopy.

His professional interests are colorectal cancer, pelvic floor surgery, endoscopy, genetics and bioinformatics.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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