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Demonstrating professionalism through approach, behaviour and attitudes of Realistic Medicine

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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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CMO Annual Report Online Launch Event with Professor Victor Montori: 17 March 2021, 2-4 pm

CMO Annual Report Online Launch Event with Professor Victor Montori: 17 March 2021, 2-4 pm

February 16, 2021

  Register now   CMO Annual Report Online Launch Event:  17 March 2021, 2-4 pm   Join us for the launch of the CMO Annual Report to find out more about some of the challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how practising Realistic Medicine is helping health & care professionals to deliver more personalised…

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General Medical Council guidance on Decision Making and Consent

General Medical Council guidance on Decision Making and Consent

January 15, 2021

The General Medical Council has published updated guidance on decision making and consent for healthcare professionals. This valuable guidance provides a framework to help doctors practise shared decision making and support their patients to make healthcare decisions that are right for them.    

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CMO Dr Gregor Smith’s video on Health Literacy

CMO Dr Gregor Smith’s video on Health Literacy

January 15, 2021

To mark Health Literacy Month in October 2020, CMO Dr Gregor Smith issued a blogpost on the NHS Health Literacy Place website, speaking about the importance of health literacy, in particular with regard to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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