Here’s some interesting articles from this weeks healthcare news:
The end of doctor knows best as medics are told to let patients make their own decision about treatment –article in the telegraph talks about new guidelines published by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).
What is the state of medical education and practice in the UK? The 2016 report released by the General Medical Council this week highlights the current challenges facing the profession and the system in which it works. It also looks at how the make-up of the profession continues to change.
The morale maze: what’s to be done to improve workforce morale? Clare Marx, President of the RCS and Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of Nuffield Trust look at the actions that NHS staff can take to increase morale, as well as the areas that need action from those in more senior positions in the health system.
Online services: ‘Patient-powered’ health will make care safer and more efficient – Dr Brian Fisher London GP talks about the benefits of patient facing services in this article on GP online.
Do nothing without appearing there is nothing to do Dr Damian Roland reflects on the Academy of Medical Royal College’s list of 40 treatments and procedures that are of little or no benefit to patients.