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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, […]


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 […]

Round up: EOLC, professional standards, accountability and realistic medicine

Here are the stories that got us talking this week: Isn’t palliative care just for people near the end of their lives? Dr Clare Rayment, Consultant in Palliative Care at the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford, looks at some of the common myths about palliative care, and explains why it’s important to understand who should get it, and […]

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 […]

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Round up: learning from remote practice, charging to see your GP

Here are the health care stories that have got us talking this week: Finding innovative solutions to health care challenges in remote areas of the UK – Tim Horton from the Health Foundation’s Improvement team blogs about the improvements we can learn from those working in remote locations Journey of an international medical graduate – […]

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 […]

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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: #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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