Unconscious bias in healthcare

Future dates for this course will be announced.

3 CPD credits

We are offering this as a half-day virtual course.

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

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


Dr Oliver Lord

Dr Oliver Lord

Medico-legal adviser

Before joining the MDU in 2013 Oliver was a consultant psychiatrist working for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland crisis resolution and home treatment team. At the MDU Oliver is an adviser in a specialist advisory team with an interest in disciplinary matters and provides regular talks to members on medico-legal issues.

james godber mdu

James Godber

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


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