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Medical professionalism matters

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


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Read the Medical professionalism matters report

Over the past 18 months, a partnership of healthcare organisations led by the General Medical Council (GMC), held a series of events to explore some of the challenges facing the medical profession today. This programme is called Medical professionalism matters. Six events were held across the UK – from Glasgow and Belfast, to Newcastle, Cardiff, […]


Medical professionalism matters: what you told us Medical professionalism matters focused on having open and honest discussion and debate about the very real challenges that so many doctors are facing today. This report gives an insight into the result of these discussions. It is not intended to be a detailed account of everything that was […]


I love being a GP. It is challenging, varied and hugely satisfying over the last 25 years. It is also a job that has become ever more crucial to the future of the NHS. Our patients are getting older and their combinations of long term conditions more complicated. It is imperative that GPs are present […]

Power of people: 5 films to showcase healthcare innovation

The Health Foundation’s award-winning series of five short films, the Power of people, demonstrates what can be achieved when people working in the health service are given the time and support to innovate. The demands on our health service are growing – the ideas of the people working in the health service will be essential […]

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Catch up on the discussion at the identifying solutions event

On 12 July 2016, over 100 health and care professionals joined 5 guest panellists and the GMC’s Chief Executive, Niall Dickson, to share ideas for how to tackle the challenges clinical professionals face in their daily practice. This event built on the themes discussed throughout the Medical professionalism matters series, including compassion, collaboration and patient […]

Round up blog

‘I’m a trainee… get me outta here…’

If a medical trainee does not conform or chooses to challenge the ‘status quo’ they can be labelled a ‘trouble maker’. The GMC in their guidance ‘The Duties of a Doctor’ state we should respect each other’s diversities and individual skills. This on the whole does not happen. Doctor’s choose to ‘obey certain rules’ but […]

Round up: Resilience, patient centred professionalism and a letter from our Chair

Our top five reads of the week, to keep you up to date with the latest medical professionalism blogs and news from across the internet: Relationship centred professionalism: Dr Shannon Phillips considers relationship centred professionalism, “for me, professionalism is naively simple; it’s about relationships.” The vital signs: In this guide written by RMBF, Dr Richard Stevens sets […]

Francis, Keogh, Berwick… Quo Vadis?

Primum non nocere: do no harm is widely known as the Hippocratic Oath; which has been at the heart of medical practice for centuries. The last century has seen some amazing scientific and technological advances which have increased the life span of the population while making the practice of medicine more difficult. The practice of […]

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Round up: Brexit, learning from incidents & tackling bias

Seven quick links Here’s our pick of this week’s blogs and podcasts on medical professionalism and healthcare: I’m not UK born and bred – will my patients now care? – A Swedish doctor working in the NHS writes about feeling unwelcome in the wake of Brexit. Be well and be a better critical care physician – In […]

When you are up a creek, you never want to be without a PADDLE

Teaching medical students about how to handle mistakes, I find that nearly all are aware of the need to act immediately to minimise harm. Most remember the need to apologise and many involve a senior doctor. Some speak about changing their own practice in future but very few look at the broader picture to see […]

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 […]

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