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  • 17.Jul.2014
       Science, compassion and a resilient NHS

     This is a FREE evening course (6-9pm) at University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW T: +44 (20) 7911 5000

    Dr Chris Irons is an NHS clinical psychologist and trustee of the Compassionate Mind Foundation
    Professor Jill Mabon is Director of the National Nursing Research Unit
    Dame Professor Donna Kinnair is Director of Governance at Barking Havering and Redbridge University   Hospitals NHS Trust

    NHS England's new chief executive Simon Stevens said recently that too many patients were being robbed of 'dignity and compassion' because of a lack of local care. Should we infer that large organisatiions and industrialised healthcare inevitably dehumanising? Are we hard-wired to be compassionate only in small groups? Does empathy breakdown under stress? Can we create more human-scale teams and hospitals? Neuroscience, psychology, research and practice come together tonight to thrash out some crucial issues.

    Donation invited to 'Action for NHS Wellbeing' - a group of concerned NHS staff and users campaigning for a better understanding of how to support staff resilience.

    To book a place and make a donation click HERE


  • 24.Jul.2014
       Professional standards, resilience and compassion

    This is a FREE evening course (6-9pm) at University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW T: +44 (20) 7911 5000
     

    Harry Cayton is Chief Executive Professional Standards Authority and
    Jocelyn Cornwell is Programme Director of the Point of Care Foundation

    There’s a lot of talk (and policy) about making the NHS more compassionate. But can offering carrots or using sticks make people act compassionately? The Professional Standards Authority has made great strides with its right touch  regulation, but faced with poor practice regulators, it needs sanctions as well as standards. And clearly it isn’t simply a matter of requiring people to exercise innate compassion: good practice is all too vulnerable to poor management, production-line culture, target-fatigue and over-work. Tonight two leaders in the field will address some key NHS concerns: patient-centredness, practitioner wellbeing and the need to change the conversation about healthcare.

    Donation invited to 'Action for NHS Wellbeing' - a group of concerned NHS staff and users campaigning for a better understanding of how to support staff resilience.

    To book a place and make a donation click HERE


  • 15.Sep.2014
       Second Preventing Overdiagnosis International Conference

    This is a 3 day conference in Oxford, UK, on 15 - 17 September 2014

    SORRY! THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

    The 2014 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK.

    Over 320 scientists, clinicians, policy makers and consumer advocates attended the 2013 conference, hosted by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, USA, in partnership with the British Medical Journal and others.

    This conference represents another step in this very important movement which challenges the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare. It is about the medicalization of suffering.

    Click HERE to read more.

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