Coaching for Health Project Launch Event
The Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College has received funding from HENWL for an educational project which involves Year 3 medical and nursing undergraduate students jointly overseeing a caseload of patients with chronic conditions at high risk of hospital admission in the community. Students will be given health coaching skills which is new to the undergraduate curriculum.
On the 12th and 13th of September 2014 the project was launched. Year 3 medical undergraduates on the MB BS course at Imperial College and Bucks nursing students were trained in health coaching skills.
Evaluation of the project will be looking at the value of undergraduate interprofessional learning and whether health coaching can promote patient enablement.
We had a very sunny day and students could practice their coaching skills in the sun.
We did some small group work where students could meet their GPs and discuss about good patients for coaching.
Feedback comments from students were really positive and one student quoted the training as a 'privilege'.