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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, […]

Round up: communication, whistle blowing, suicide and burnout

Five quick links: GPs under 50 leaving profession due to fear of burnout, NHS study finds – Sofia Lind, writing for Pulse, reports on an NHS England-commissioned study looking into why GPs under 50 leave the NHS A new one – Roy Lilley discusses some of the issues surrounding whistle blowing and offers a solution Death […]

Jackie Smith

Can you teach compassion and empathy?

At the compassionate doctor event in Cardiff last week 59% of participants thought it was possible to teach empathy. See what Jackie Smith (@JackieSmith_NMC), Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council thinks: Do you agree? Please leave your comments below.

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 […]

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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