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Does specialty training have a future in the NHS?

I am currently working as an ST5 psychiatry trainee in an NHS community drug and alcohol service. Over the past 2-3 years the addictions services run by this trust have significantly reduced so that now only my service remains. There are no longer in patient detox beds and the services in other boroughs that the […]

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Round up: learning from remote practice, charging to see your GP

Here are the health care stories that have got us talking this week: Finding innovative solutions to health care challenges in remote areas of the UK – Tim Horton from the Health Foundation’s Improvement team blogs about the improvements we can learn from those working in remote locations Journey of an international medical graduate – […]

Quality in general practice: measuring vs. improving

Jonathon Tomlinson reflects on the difficulties of measuring the quality of general practice and the prospects of improvement.   In recent years I’ve seen the NHS from a patient perspective. I’ve had a few fractured bones, been present for one son’s home delivery and another’s emergency admission after being run over. I’ve seen my dad admitted […]

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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 […]

Rest is not idleness

Rhiannon Barker is Head of Business Development at the Point of Care Foundation (POCF). Here she shares her thoughts about the Medical professionalism matters event in Manchester: ‘identifying sustainable solutions for the profession in the 21st century’. To kick off the debate the audience, made up predominantly of clinicians, were asked to respond to a […]

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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 […]

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