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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

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Read the Medical professionalism matters report

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, […]


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 […]

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 […]

Video: identifying sustainable solutions

At our Manchester event, we focused on identifying sustainable solutions for the profession in the 21st century. See what some of our speakers and delegates thought and add your own comments below.

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‘I’m a trainee… get me outta here…’

If a medical trainee does not conform or chooses to challenge the ‘status quo’ they can be labelled a ‘trouble maker’. The GMC in their guidance ‘The Duties of a Doctor’ state we should respect each other’s diversities and individual skills. This on the whole does not happen. Doctor’s choose to ‘obey certain rules’ but […]

Francis, Keogh, Berwick… Quo Vadis?

Primum non nocere: do no harm is widely known as the Hippocratic Oath; which has been at the heart of medical practice for centuries. The last century has seen some amazing scientific and technological advances which have increased the life span of the population while making the practice of medicine more difficult. The practice of […]

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