Honest conversations about dying need to begin with a broader understanding of what ‘end-of-life’ actually means, and practical steps to enable the conversations to take place, writes Bev Fitzsimons from the Point of Care Foundation
RCP senior censor and vice president (education and training) Dr Emma Vaux explains the RCP’s new Code of Conduct, which had its first viewing at our 500th anniversary celebration on 23 September, and launched in full on 6 November.
Given the current workforce and financial issues facing the NHS, should physicians just concentrate on seeing as many patients as they can, as quickly as they can? Professor Namita Kumar says perhaps not.
There is a growing awareness that the contributions UK doctors can make to tackle global health inequalities. The Global Health Exchange programme offers trainees a 1-year placement in a level one district hospital in a resource-poor setting.
Professor Richard Walker, RCP associate international director for Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses major challenges in the fight against cancer in East Africa and the impact of the RCP’s Medical Training and Fellowship (METAF) programme with Dr Sadiq Siu, clinical oncologist at Tanzania’s Ocean Road Cancer Institute and METAF volunteer Dr Georgina Wood.