The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) of the new Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (nMRCGP) examinations can be a daunting test: candidates face assessment on an unknown situation by a 'patient' and assessor, however, help is at hand. This book has been written by a CSA examiner in concert with GP training programme members to help candidates approach the exam feeling prepared, calm and in control. It includes advice on preparation, consultation skills, how the assessment is marked, and 12 practice CSA cases, along with advice on how candidates can create cases with which to practise and assess each other. Clear, practical, and based on sound knowledge and proven techniques, this book will be essential reading for nMRCGP CSA candidates. 'Rhona is a passionate and compassionate educator with a strong sense of natural justice, and also a long-standing MRCGP examiner. She has developed an approach to understanding and preparing for the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) that is already tried, tested and proven. An approach that will enhance the candidate's ability as a GP at the same time as preparing them for the CSA.' - Simon Gregory in his Foreword
Section 1: Preparing for the CSA examination. Section 2: Practice CSA cases. Section 3: The next steps.