Using the medicines related-consultation assessment tool (MR-CAT) to conceptualise what good consultation skills and behaviours look like.
The medicines related-consultation assessment tool (MR-CAT) is a new validated global assessment tool which has been used to assess over 4000 pharmacy professionals working in primary care. The MR-CAT can also be used as a self-assessment tool to support pharmacy professionals to conceptualise what good consultation skills and behaviours look like. In this session we will use recorded simulated consultations to demonstrate how the MR-CAT can be used to distinguish between consultations of differing quality and discuss how the MR-CAT can be used to identify areas of good consultation practice and areas for development. CPPE believe that the MR-CAT should be the consultation skills assessment tool of choice and are working with HEI partners to explore how the MR-CAT can be used for teaching and assessment in the academic setting as well as incorporating the MR-CAT into CPPE learning programmes.