The Wales Academy chair, Dr Paul Myres, was asked to speak for 3 minutes at the recent Bevan Commission International Conference as part of a panel about the future of the medical workforce in Wales.
Developing professionalism is a core expectation of modern health professional education; doctors must manage high levels of demand and responsibility in constantly changing circumstances of high emotion, while at the same time facing increasing public expectations and living up to the standards required for all doctors.
A Professional opinion article from Dr Isra Hassan, Dr Thomas Kitchen and Dr Laura Jackson from the Royal College of Anaesthetists
In both the Focus Group and at Academy council it was agreed that we need a culture change more than anything else. We need to learn to respect other professionals of all grades and to realise that we all have different expertise and service pressure, which impact on the patient journey and health care. The next step is to look at how we can change some of the systems to improve the behaviours and professional communication particularly between doctors.
A Professional Opinion Article from Dr Jane Fenton-May, Royal College of General Practitioners
High quality seven day working in the NHS for both elective and emergency patients can only be achieved through a massive injection of funds into not just the Health Service but also Social Care.
A Professional Opinion Article from Sue Hill, Royal College of Surgeons England.
Empowering patients means others letting go of some power. Doctors need to let go of some responsibility, acknowledge that they don’t have all the solutions and encourage patients to take more responsibility.
A Professional Opinion Article from Paul Myres, Royal College of General Practitioners.