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Round up: reassurance, accountability and patient involvement

Five quick links

Here are our pick of the blogs on medical professionalism and healthcare this week:

Patients need a more active role in healthcare decision making” says Joan Saddler from NHS Confederation

“For clinicians whose main job is listening, like GPs, – listening is a clinical skill that needs to be continually developed and practiced.” Jonathan Tomlinson blogs on the hidden art of reassurance

Catching older people before they fall.” Simon Thomas from Keele University, and colleagues in the Medicines Management team at Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, have developed a falls risk assessment toolkit that could be used in general practice

Public accountability needs to be at the heart of NHS reform argues Alex Baylis from The King’s Fund

Catch up with the talks  from day 3 of NHS Confederation

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