Thursday, January 04, 2018

Marking and a New Term Begins!

Over the next two weeks I will be marking the 31 student reflective diaries and community newsletter pieces from our recent RESS Pre-Xmas Student Selected Projects placements (Community) with community organisations in Leeds. I am also regularly checking Minerva (our virtual learning environment) for small group short student reports on their community visits to local community organisations whilst at Primary Care which is part of Campus to Clinic Years 1 & 2, and I offer students feedback on these. The 15th of January will see our second set of IDEALS 2 Inclusion Health - Valuing Diversity workshops in the School and I will be running my usual workshop on 'Working Class Doctors'. I will then get back to attending a range of meetings at community organisations in the city. I am really proud that our School will be hosting the next national meeting of Diversity in Health and Medicine (DIMAH) on the 16th of January and we are members of this network - check out their website at www.dimah.co.uk/ I will also be attending a very interesting sounding lecture in our School at the end of the month by Professor Hilary Becker on 'Making Decisions Better Together' which I believe includes involving patients. Our medical students return next week and the new term then begins! SO WHAT'S IN THE BMJ THIS WEEK? . Indian government promises independent review of medical regulation reform bill. . "Drunk Tanks" are studied over festive period to see if they ease pressure on emergency departments. . Trump says tax bill "essentially repealed Obamacare". . NHS consults public on plans to restrict access to over-the-counter drugs. . Drug shortages cost NHS £38m in November. . Seven in 10 complaints reviewed under new GMC scheme thrown out. . UK is less attractive place to work, GMC warns, as reliance on overseas doctors increases. . Darzi to lead new independent review of the NHS and social care. . NHS publishes estimates of avoidable deaths in hospitals. . NHS will need 190,000 more clinicians unless productivity improves, workforce plan warns. . GMC cuts junior doctors registration fees. READ ALL ABOUT IT! With best wishes, Barry

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