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 when.
How can the right standards empower doctors? On the GMC Blog, Professor Namita Kumar, Postgraduate Dean at Health Education North East, writes about how the right professional standards can encourage doctors to drive improvement.
Simple, clearer, more stable: making accountability work across health and social care Andrew Hudson in this blog discusses accountability and how it is not just of theoretical interest: but it matters in the real world.
Catherine Calderwood: champion of ‘realistic medicine’ Bryan Christie talks to Scotland’s chief medical officer about her ambitions to change the way doctors treat patients.