Unconscious bias in healthcare

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3 CPD credits

  • Virtual Course
  • Virtual course
  • Virtual course

This as a half-day virtual course.

This course looks at the impact of unconscious bias in healthcare and includes practical exercises and case studies.

We shine a light on common types of bias, how we process information, preconceptions, stereotypes and triggers to prejudice.

Course content

  • Conscious and unconscious decision-making in consultations.
  • Different types of unconscious bias and the potential impact on patient care.
  • Triggers for unconscious bias and characteristics protected by law.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants/specialists
  • GPs
  • Hospital doctors
  • Training grade doctors (GPST1-4 and ST1-8)
  • Foundation doctors (F2 only)
  • Practice managers

Accreditation approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 3 category 1 (external) CPD credits.


James Godber

James Godber

MDU senior learning and development officer

James designs and delivers training across the organisation from induction programmes to management skills, and trains staff at every level of the organisation. He also champions raising awareness of equality, diversity and unconscious bias and delivers these courses to MDU members.

Dr Oliver Lord

Dr Oliver Lord

MDU medico-legal adviser

Oliver is part of a specialist advisory team that assists MDU members with disciplinary investigations and has an interest in doctors’ wellbeing. Before joining the MDU in 2013, Oliver was a consultant psychiatrist in a crisis resolution team. He provides regular talks and courses to members on medico-legal issues, conflict resolution and unconscious bias. 

Friday 29 November 2024, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Virtual course

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