AMRCW Operational Report Jan - July 2017
activity over the last six months
Death Certification ProcessStatement11th Jan
AMRCW Council Q1Meeting3rd March
AMRCW & RCN Wales. Professional Perspective to the Parliamentary ReviewEvent10th March
Primary / Secondary Care Interface Focus GroupEvent16th March
Parliamentary Review into Health & Social Care EvidenceConsultation5th April
AMRCW Council Q2Meeting14th June
End of Life CareConsultation14th June
Website LaunchRelease21st June
Professional Behaviours & Communications across the Primary & Secondary Care InterfaceReport25th July
AMRCW Operational ReportReport8th August
a summary of our projects, completed or undertaken
AMRCW & RCN Wales. Professional Perspective into the Parliamentary Review [March]
We undertook a collaborative event with Royal College Nursing in Wales, aiming to provide a professional perspective to the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales. The event was aimed at doctors and nurses, likely to have a prolonged career trajectory within healthcare in Wales, and therefore, may be part of delivering the vision in the future.
Parliamentary Review into Health & Social Care [May/August]
The AMRCW delivered verbal evidence to the parliamentary review of health and social care in Wales, recommending action to improve health and wellbeing for people across Wales, and reduce health inequalities. The AMRCW produced recommendations for the review based upon : AMRCW Council discussion, NHS Confederation policy forum discussion, verbal evidence to the panel and from the Joint workshop with RCN Wales. The AMRCW will produce a response to the interim report, released by the panel in July.
Professional Behaviours & Communication across the Primary & Secondary Care Interface [July]
Problems with communication across interfaces account for a large number of clinical errors, this is an issue that should concern doctors as it affects patient safety. The AMRCW commissioned a project looking at challenges in the professional doctor to doctor communication. This involved extensive consultation with stakeholder groups, through direct consultation, focus groups and report feedback. The published report has identified challenges within the primary and secondary care interface both systemic and with a focus upon professional behaviours; additionally identifying principles upon which to improve effective communication and maintain good relationships.
Medical School Proposal for North Wales [July]
The AMRCW produced a statement addressing recent considerations for a proposed medical school for North Wales. The AMRCW provided comment to GP Pulse on a subsequent announcement from WG Cab Sec that there was currently 'no case' for a medical school for North Wales but there should be a focus upon collaboration between medical schools and the North Wales region.
Gender Identity Services [September]
The Academy is soon to release a Positional Statement on Gender Identity Services in Wales. This statement is anticipated to be released in September 2017.
Choosing Wisely Wales [Ongoing]
Choosing Wisely is an international campaign designed to encourage clinicians and patients to engage in conversations about making wise treatment decisions. AMRCW will be reporting in Dec 2017 on CWW, with a focus on interventions of Shared Decision Making upon Stage IV cancer.