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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, […]


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 […]

What do doctors recommend?

Doctors suggested a number of ideas to improve matters: • LIFELONG LEARNING Many participants felt scholarship was closely aligned with lifelong learning. Employers, as well as individual doctors, need to work to make this happen. And should learning literally be for life? One doctor noted that now he was retired he at last had the […]

Foreword

Medical professionalism matters: what you told us Medical professionalism matters focused on having open and honest discussion and debate about the very real challenges that so many doctors are facing today. This report gives an insight into the result of these discussions. It is not intended to be a detailed account of everything that was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building bridges; breaking barriers: Integrated care for older people

Effective integrated care has been a national policy ambition for many years. At CQC we have just published our report on integrated care for older people Building Bridges breaking barriers, looking at how well health and social care services work together to deliver integrated care for older people. People who have complex needs, and rely […]

Round up blog

‘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 […]

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