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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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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: 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: 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 […]

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 […]

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.

Round up: Brexit, BMA ARM and a day in the life of a GP

Seven quick links Here’s our pick of the blogs on medical professionalism and healthcare this week: Our messy divorce from the EU – GP Margaret McCartney asks ‘what does leaving the EU mean for our NHS, research community, and our spirit of collectivism?’ In the BMJ’s views and reviews section. Roy Lilley blogs about what’s next […]

Round up: #MHAW16, integrated care and views from chief execs

Five quick links It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Twitter has been full of interesting and important discussions at #MHAW16. Vast majority of GPs concerned about child mental health services – Iona Twaddell reports for Pulse on the results of a poll of GPs in England. GPs like me can’t help mental health patients in 10 minutes […]

Round up: end of life care and the doctor’s new dilemma

Five quick links Practise what you preach: health behaviours and stress among non-consultant hospital doctors – from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians The doctor’s new dilemma – Suzanne Koven, M.D offers her perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine Friday – Roy Lilley discusses two ‘killer topics’: the junior doctors strike and […]

Round up: culture change, GP stress and nurses’ revalidation

Five quick links: If it’s about NHS culture, it’s about leadership – Michael West, Head of Thought Leadership at the King’s Fund, blogs about the issues that keep NHS leaders awake at night and the launch of a two year programme to help trusts diagnose and address their cultural issues The @wedocs community chat: End of […]

Round up: communication, whistle blowing, suicide and burnout

Five quick links: GPs under 50 leaving profession due to fear of burnout, NHS study finds – Sofia Lind, writing for Pulse, reports on an NHS England-commissioned study looking into why GPs under 50 leave the NHS A new one – Roy Lilley discusses some of the issues surrounding whistle blowing and offers a solution Death […]

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