It is encouraging to see studies emerge regarding communication skills training for psychiatrists. 1 Although the authors claim that this is the first study to test an intervention for psychiatrists to enhance communication with patients with psychosis, we would like to draw readers' attention to other work that has been published in this area. In Australia, since 2013, an advanced communication skills training programme for postgraduate psychiatry trainees (ComPsych) has been part of psychiatry trainees' formal postgraduate education. 2 This focuses on improving doctor–patient communication about schizophrenia diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Two pilot studies have been published about this programme: evaluating trainees' attitudes and self-efficacy regarding the programme and their confidence in their own communication skills; 3 and an objective evaluation of their skills using standardised patient assessments. 4 It is our hope to continue this important work, and we are encouraged to also see the work done by the authors of this paper.