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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?

Here are some of the suggestions doctors made for improving patient safety: • RESPONSIBILITY Too often, managers blame doctors and doctors blame managers. But all professionals must take responsibility, and be accountable, for patient safety. As mentioned at other events, there needs to be a culture of openness and no-blame. All staff should believe they […]

Patient safety and quality improvement

Most agree that quality and patient safety should be the NHS’s prime objective. So what prevents that happening in many situations? And what can doctors do to keep it uppermost in everyone’s minds? A series of NHS scandals have demonstrated that quality and patient safety suffer where there is poor leadership and an unbalanced focus […]

Round up: supporting doctors, GP workloads, financial pressures

Five quick links: Should we stop making the complex simple? – Dr Damian Roland blogs about how easy access to information online has changed patients’ expectations of healthcare. GP workloads hit ‘unsustainable’ levels – The Independent‘s Paul Gallagher writes about the recent study that shows GPs are dealing with more consultations than ever.   Six ways in which NHS […]

Catch up on the conversation at the safety and quality event

On 5 April 2016, over 100 health and care professionals joined 6 guest panellists and the GMC’s Chief Executive, Niall Dickson, to talk about the increasing focus placed on putting safety and quality improvement first in clinical practice. Human factors and the impact of leadership and governance on these efforts were all discussed at the […]

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