The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) hosted the latest in a series of patient safety seminars on Wednesday 27 September 2017. ‘Why professional behaviour matters', the seventh event in the series, discussed how professional behaviour can improve care and keep patients safe.
The aim was to improve the understanding and learning about how behavioural problems can impact on patient safety by discussing not only the evidence but the findings from the joint RCP/GMC professionalism workshops.
There are further workshops planned to help clinicians recognise and manage unprofessional behaviour. To register your interest to attend the professionalism workshops contact: Professionalism.Workshops@rcplondon.ac.uk.
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Patient safety at the RCP
The principles of quality improvement – improving quality, measuring quality and setting standards for quality – are embedded in all of the RCP’s work. The key to improving quality is ensuring there are high standards of safety for all patients receiving medical treatment across the NHS.