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Medical professionalism matters

Exploring the real life challenges experienced by today’s medical professionals and providing support that doctors want and need

Collaboration

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Over the past 18 months, a partnership of healthcare organisations led by the General Medical Council (GMC), held a series of events to explore some of the challenges facing the medical profession today. This programme is called Medical professionalism matters. Six events were held across the UK – from Glasgow and Belfast, to Newcastle, Cardiff, […]


What do doctors recommend?

These are some of the suggestions put forward by doctors at our events: • PATIENT INVOLVEMENT Patients should be included in multidisciplinary team meetings. This challenges the way people work and keeps the patient at the heart of all decisionmaking. Patients should also be involved in other decisions – could we involve them more in […]

The collaborative doctor

Teamwork and the importance of effective collaboration were raised regularly throughout the series. Good teamwork makes for good outcomes – as does genuine patient involvement. There is substantial evidence that effective teams reduce mortality and morbidity and increase patent satisfaction. The workforce is changing with different work patterns and different priorities of individuals that did […]

The Advisory Group

Medical professionalism matters is a collaborative project developed by a group of healthcare organisations, led by the GMC. The series was led and informed by the project Advisory Group. The group brought together representatives from a range of organisations, to help us all better understand the challenges that health professionals face in their daily practice. […]

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 […]

Round up blog

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 […]

Respect

I love being a GP. It is challenging, varied and hugely satisfying over the last 25 years. It is also a job that has become ever more crucial to the future of the NHS. Our patients are getting older and their combinations of long term conditions more complicated. It is imperative that GPs are present […]

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 […]

Holding hands

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 […]

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