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Exploring the real life challenges experienced by today’s medical professionals and providing support that doctors want and need


Round up: FGM, End-of-life care and new interactive tool for healthcare professionals!

Five quick links Here are our pick of the stories in healthcare this week: Article in the independent, LGBT people face ‘devastating’ discrimination in end-of-life healthcare research warns. More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months – Read the article here. Decision making when patients may lack capacity – New interactive tool […]

Round up: compassionate leadership & listening to patients

Four quick links Here are our top reads in healthcare this week: One Practice Journey – the view is getting brighter – Dr Heather Wetherell blogs about how her practice’s innovative approach to appointments has improved patient care and GP wellbeing. Compassion – not bullying – is the path to improving NHS care – The King’s Fund’s […]

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 […]

A different ending: reflections on CQC report on end of life care

At the CQC we have just published our new thematic report, A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life care, which examines the experiences of end of life care for different population groups in 44 clinical commissioning group areas across England. Good end of life care for everyone needs to be a priority#DifferentEnding @NCPC_tweets#BigConversation […]

Round up: End of life care, leadership and patient safety

Ahead of Dying Matters week  Dr Kirsty Boyd, a consultant in palliative medicine in Edinburgh, writes about her experience of advanced care planning and dealing with uncertainty when providing end of life care. GP career flow: Miles Mack on RCGP Scotland’s idea to tackle to GP recruitment crisis by looking at actions that will be effective from the start […]

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 […]

Round up: stigma, investment, training

Five quick links: With your support we can tackle the stigma of doctors asking for help – Professor Roger Jones from the Royal medical Benevolent Fund writes on GP online. Accountable care organisations (ACOs) explained – here the King’s Fund explains what an ACO is and what needs to be done to ensure they deliver […]

Round up: communication, collaboration and integration

Five quick links: Tony Rao – my experience of the NHS – Consultant old age psychiatrist in south London ruminates on the changes since his parents practiced on BMJ talk medicine. The #hellomynameis campaign reaches its 3rd anniversary – blog from Founder of the campaign, Kate Granger and Twitter discussion. On the same page – Roy Lilley writes about integrating health and […]

Holding hands

Round up: care for older people, junior doctors, scholarship and FGM

Four quick links When does scholarship end? And why should it? Dr Paddy McEvoy reflects on the link between scholarship and medical practice The Department of Health have updated their guidance for health professionals on how to report FGM Top 10 things we can do to improve care for older people right now  Dr Shane O’Hanlon blogs […]

Round up: improving cancer care, burnout, pressures and EoLC

Four quick links Improving cancer care for older people – Dr Shane O’Hanlon (@DrOHanlon) blogs about the need for a collaborative approach to improve outcomes for older people with cancer. Hospitals told to cut staff amid spiralling NHS cash crisis – Denis Campbell (@Denis_Campbell) in The Guardian Doctors, burnout and the other side – Dr […]

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