Good doctors

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, […]

What do doctors recommend?

These are some of the suggestions put forward by doctors at our events: • PATIENT INVOLVEMENT Patients should be included in multidisciplinary team meetings. This challenges the way people work and keeps the patient at the heart of all decisionmaking. Patients should also be involved in other decisions – could we involve them more in […]

The collaborative doctor

Teamwork and the importance of effective collaboration were raised regularly throughout the series. Good teamwork makes for good outcomes – as does genuine patient involvement. There is substantial evidence that effective teams reduce mortality and morbidity and increase patent satisfaction. The workforce is changing with different work patterns and different priorities of individuals that did […]

What do doctors recommend?

Here are some of the suggestions put forward by doctors at our events: • PATIENT-CENTRED Doctors must always centre their care on the individual patient and respond to their particular concerns. Always start by listening to the patient – they hold invaluable knowledge about their own condition. “You should ask: is this care good enough […]

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