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Round up: talking to your patient’s family and friends

Here are the stories that got us talking this week: User feedback in maternity services – This report from The King’s Fund looks at what maternity services are doing locally to collect, analyse and act on user feedback. It describes the challenges of adopting the different approaches and highlights the features of organisations that are successful […]

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Round up: professionalism, shared decision making and collaboration

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: Professionalism: notes for physicians in training – Angela Jarman is a graduating Chief Resident of the University of Utah. In addition to a few very important mentors, she blames her mother, a school principal, for her ideas of professionalism. Patients should be more […]

Round up: medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: Staff care: How to engage staff in the NHS and why it matters – Jocelyn Cornwell, Chief Executive of the Point of Care Foundation, introduces the Foundation’s inaugural report which argues that caring about the people who work in healthcare is the key to […]

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Round up – Medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week: Junior doctors’ row: the basics of the dispute – Ministers and junior doctors have spent several years locked in a dispute in this helpful article the BBC explain what exactly is the row about. I’m a better doctor for accepting that I have a mental health […]

Round up – Medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week: A patient led appointment system – supporting continuity and shared decision making Dr Ben Jackson, a GP Partner at Conisbrough Group Practice, Doncaster talks about his success of a new patient led appointment system. What to call junior doctors – a patient’s perspective – The […]

Power of people: 5 films to showcase healthcare innovation

The Health Foundation’s award-winning series of five short films, the Power of people, demonstrates what can be achieved when people working in the health service are given the time and support to innovate. The demands on our health service are growing – the ideas of the people working in the health service will be essential […]

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Round up – Medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week: One in seven GPs experience suicidal thoughts due to workload stress -An article reporting on the recent survey carried out by mental health charity Mind. Rest is not idleness. Rhiannon Barker, Head of Business Development at the Point of Care Foundation shares her thoughts about […]

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Round up: debating ethics & empowering communities to care

Here are the blogs and podcasts that got us thinking this week. What do you make of them? Add your comments below or share your favourite pieces from the week. If it’s everyone’s business, let’s make a plan – Pamela Levack, Medical Director at the charity PATCH, makes the case for joint working in palliative […]

Round up: #hellomynameis, tributes to Dr Kate Granger

Here are four blogs that got us thinking this week: Kate Granger 1981-2016 – Ali Cracknell blogs about her friend and colleague Kate Granger, who sadly died on 23 July. She writes about Kate’s legacy, including the #hellomynameis campaign and her charity work for Yorkshire Cancer Centre. Kate Granger inspired all of us in the […]

Making a mess professionally

Chris Kenny is Chief Executive of the MDDUS. Professionalism to many people means order and discipline. Consistency of approach. Clear rules about what to do and when to do it. Unambiguous ethical standards. Having a tin and doing what it says on it. Who could argue with that? Well, nobody in theory. It’s just that […]

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