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Demonstrating professionalism through approach, behaviour and attitudes of Realistic Medicine

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You can read the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2020 – 2021, Recover, Restore, Renew, at the Scottish Government website.

One of the main aims of Realistic Medicine is for people using healthcare services and their families to feel empowered to discuss their treatment fully with healthcare professionals, including the possibility that a suggested treatment might come with side effects – or even negative outcomes. Everyone should feel able to ask their healthcare professional why they’ve suggested a test, treatment or procedure, and all decisions about a person’s care should be made jointly between the individual and their healthcare team.

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Attendee feedback: CMO Annual Report 2020-2021 webinar launch

Attendee feedback: CMO Annual Report 2020-2021 webinar launch

April 12, 2021

Post-event feedback received following the webinar launch of the CMO Annual Report 2020 – 2021: Restore, Recover, Renew, has been collated in the slide show below. Thank you to all attendees who submitted their feedback to us via Twitter and the post-event survey. Please click a slide to view the responses.

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National Demand Optimisation Group (NDOG) Phase III Report and Phase IV re-focus on COVID-19 pandemic monitoring

National Demand Optimisation Group (NDOG) Phase III Report and Phase IV re-focus on COVID-19 pandemic monitoring

April 12, 2021

The recent publication of the CMO’s annual report for 2020 – 2021: Recover, Restore, Renew highlighted the importance of tackling unwarranted variation in practice and outcomes. Progress made in the delivery of the Healthcare Science National Delivery Plan 2015–2020 around adopting principles of a Realistic Medicine approach led to the publication of the National Demand…

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Treatment Escalation Plan (TEP) guidance and training from NHS Lanarkshire

Treatment Escalation Plan (TEP) guidance and training from NHS Lanarkshire

April 8, 2021

There are a growing number of people in Scotland living with multiple, complex and fluctuating health conditions for whom personalised, careful and kind care is vital. All elements of an emergency admission cannot be planned for, and although many people may have an Anticipatory Care Plan, it may not help when faced with decisions about…

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