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Improving your communication skills

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 25 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e357
  1. Matt Green, medical publishing director, BPP Learning Media, London,
  2. Teresa Parrott, consultant psychiatrist, Pluscarden Clinic, Dr Gray’s Hospital, Morayshire, Scotland, UK,
  3. Graham Crook, retired consultant general medical physician and chest physician, Spain
  1. mattgreen{at}


The authors of the book Effective Communication Skills for Doctors, Teresa Parrott and Graham Crook, explore, together with Matt Green of the BPP University College’s School of Health, the art of clear communication in medicine and the steps that doctors can take to improve their communication with patients, family, and colleagues


  • Competing interests: TP and GC’s book Effective Communication Skills for Doctors is published by BPP Learning Media, whose medical publishing director is Matt Green (mattgreen{at}

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