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Compassion


Participants in discussion at the Cardiff event

Catch up on the conversation at the compassionate doctor event

Last week, the delegates and panellists at the compassionate doctor event in Cardiff began some thoughtful discussions about how to maintain empathy with patients and with each other given less time and increasing service pressures. We want you to carry on the conversation in the comments below or by clicking ‘contact us privately’ above. Scroll through […]

Attendees debate ideas around compassion

Photos from the compassionate doctor event

At our event in Cardiff on 19 November 2015, doctors, nurses and medical students shared their ideas on what it takes to maintain empathy healthcare professional in today’s health service. After some thought-provoking table discussions, the spotlight was turned on to the panel who were asked important questions about showing compassion in the health sector […]

Image of table discussion at event in Cardiff

Medical professionalism: views from the frontline

In March 2015, the GMC launched Medical professionalism matters – a series of events and online discussions where frontline clinicians can discuss the challenges to professionalism that emerge in their daily practice. The contributions and discussions will feed in to a report next year about the state and future of medical professionalism. We will use […]

Rachel (right) with colleagues from the GMC's Wales Office

Challenging ideas of compassion in today’s NHS

Rachel Podolak, Head of Welsh Affairs at the General Medical Council, offers a preview of what to expect at ‘the compassionate doctor’ – the next Medical professionalism matters event in Cardiff tomorrow. Having attended our previous Medical professionalism matters evening in Bristol, I am particularly excited about welcoming the series to Cardiff on 19 November for […]

A female nurse with an elderly patient in a hospital ward

Compassion crosses professional boundaries

Jackie Smith is the Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). She blogs about compassion in nursing and midwifery and how this can be applied to all healthcare professions.  Small, but critical qualities define compassion What makes a good nurse or midwife? Of course, those working in healthcare understand that what […]

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