Essential nMRCGP CSA Preparation and Practice Cases

Feb 2010
Order from the USA $39.95

The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) of the new Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (nMRCGP® ) examinations can be a daunting test: candidates face assessment on an unknown situation by a ‘patient’ and assessor, however, help is at hand. This book has been written by a CSA examiner in concert with GP training programme members to help candidates approach the exam feeling prepared, calm and in control. It includes advice on preparation, consultation skills, how the assessment is marked, and 12 practice CSA cases, along with advice on how candidates can create cases with which to practise and assess each other. Clear, practical, and based on sound knowledge and proven techniques, this book will be essential reading for nMRCGP CSA candidates. 

‘Rhona is a passionate and compassionate educator with a strong sense of natural justice, and also a long-standing MRCGP examiner. She has developed an approach to understanding and preparing for the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) that is already tried, tested and proven. An approach that will enhance the candidate’s ability as a GP at the same time as preparing them for the CSA.’

Simon Gregory in his Foreword

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Summary of contents

  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Preparing for the CSA examination
  • The CSA exam
  • Consultation skills and the CSA
  • Preparing for the CSA
  • Meet the team: reflections on preparing for and taking the CSA
  • The curriculum
  • Writing your own cases
  • Marking cases and giving feedback
  • CSA case example 1
  • CSA case example 2
  • Section 2: Practice CSA cases
  • Section 3: The next steps
  • Reflections on the process
  • Where to next?


Pages: 158 pages

Cover: Paperback


Deborah Webb, Hannah Arberry, Shamit Kalla, Himanshu Shekhar, Dave Sharma, Shiloh Jacintha Jonnalagadda, Mark Shaffu , Vicky Taylor , Kafa Lee, Kesh Hayer, Uma Mahalingappa, Caroline Taylor-Walker, Krishna Pabbaraju

Author Affiliation

Portfolio GP, Programme Director, East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery, MRCGP CSA Examiner