This series of webinars is brought to you by the South Yorkshire North Trent (SYNT) Faculty and is open to all. In this second session we will focus on applying the knowledge gained in the first webinar in your GP consultations.  It will look at explaining persistent symptoms, anticipating and handling negative tests, and promoting patients’ self-management.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognise that persistent physical symptoms can be understood and explained in ways that patients find helpful (and which go beyond MUS)
  2. Understand components of an interoception-focused model of symptoms
  3. Acquire new clinical skills or techniques for eliciting features of functional disorders
  4. Be able to discuss the pros and cons of diagnostic labels
  5. Understand the types and components of effective explanations
  6. Develop skills in communicating negative test results in a constructive manner
  7. Develop confidence in creating structured explanations with patients using the taught materials

Webinar Chair:

Professor Chris Burton, MD FRCGP, professor of primary medical care, University of Sheffield

Webinar Speaker:

Professor Vincent Deary, PhD, professor of clinical psychology, University of Northumbria


  • AiT rate – £15
  • RCGP Member rate – £20
  • Non-Member rate – £30