Named Doctors for Hospital Patients (BBC News / Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)


The proposal for named consultants to take responsibility for hospital patient care appeared in the Francis Inquiry report. New guidelines from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges state that hospital patients in England should know which senior doctor is responsible for overseeing their care. Patients (or their carers) should also be given details of a named nurse who can answer their questions.

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Hospital patients to get named doctor. London: BBC Health News, June 13th 2014.

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Guidance for taking responsibility: accountable clinicians and informed patients. London: Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, June 6th 2014.

Professional Standards for Surgeons / Surgical Practice (RCS)

Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) defines the standards of practice expected of surgeons, including important skills, values and attitudes. Surgical leadership and teamwork are important for high-quality patient care. The “Good Surgical Practice” guidance concentrates on four core areas (based on the four domains of the GMC’s Good Medical Practice):

  1. Domain 1: Knowledge, Skills and Performance.
  2. Domain 2: Safety and Quality.
  3. Domain 3: Communication, Partnership, Teamwork.
  4. Domain 4: Maintaining Trust.

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Good surgical practice. London: Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), August 2014.

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