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Round up – Medical professionalism stories from across the internet this week

Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week:

Junior doctors’ row: the basics of the dispute – Ministers and junior doctors have spent several years locked in a dispute in this helpful article the BBC explain what exactly is the row about.

I’m a better doctor for accepting that I have a mental health problem – Dr Zoe Norris was 34 years old when she got ready to walk away from a career in medicine.

What’s going on in the mind of a suicidal person?  – September 10th was world suicide prevention day. In this article, written anonymously, tells her story.

Quality first: delivering safe patient care – the BMA have updated their ‘quality first’ portal which provides practical support to help doctors manage their daily work and examples of different ways of working under pressure and at scale.

William Cayley: Where is our faith? – how often is a patients religious views thought of as a barrier to be dealt with in a plan of care?

Why not just text them? – an American blog, but an interesting piece on whether texting patients medication reminders would be useful.

Hip fracture patients need better post-hospital care – a good one for collaboration, report from National Fracture Database has found not all patients are receiving planned care and rehab after leaving hospital, inc. examples of good, collaborative practice.

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