Creative consulting: why aim for it?
David Reilly explains why you and your patients will miss out if you don't
The editorials linked to this series listed reasons for becoming more aware and skilled in your consulting.12 If you have decided to do this then use this article to revisit and reflect on these reasons, preparing the ground for the later articles which will help you consider how.
Human impact can sometimes have more effect than technical skills or interventions, and can change the effects of those interventions. So let us revisit reasons for studying this.
You cannot have meeting without impact--you would be better to make it creative and successful. Let your patients teach you. Have a look at the quotes in box 1 captured in a clinic when I asked people about their previous care. They can tell us what changes we need as individuals, and at a system level. Some examples of formalising this with qualitative research will be explored later.
The General Medical Council has condensed