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Free seminar: Keeping patients safe – Why professional behaviour matters

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.

In this video Dr Jude Tweedie, Dr Kevin Stewart and Dr Nina Dutta speak about the evidence and the workshop themes.

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.

Contact: Judith.Tweedie@rcplondon.ac.uk



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Patient safety at the RCP

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