Communicate by spoken, written, electronic and non-verbal methods.

Communicate by spoken, written and electronic methods (including medical records), and be aware of other methods of communication used by patients. The graduate should appreciate the significance of non-verbal communication in the medical consultation.

Scottish Doctor 3:

3.2 Learning outcomes for communication (SD3)


Foundation Programme:

2 Relationship and communication with patients (UK FP 2012)

2.1 Treats the patient as the centre of care within a consultation

2.2 Communication with patients

2.3 Communication in difficult circumstances

7 Good clinical care (UK FP 2012)

7.7 Safe use of medical devices

7.9 Medical record keeping and correspondence


Good Medical Practice:

Domain 3 Communication, partnership and teamwork (GMP)