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Shrewsbury and Telford Hopsital NHS Trust Wins National Award

Team is honoured with the Dundas Medal for its innovation in palliative care

A prestigious award recognising excellence in the provision of palliative care has been presented to a team from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). Representatives from the Trust received the Dundas Medal at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), jointly awarded by the College and PATCH (Palliation and The Caring Ho…

Delivering Bad News

Medics Ill-Prepared to Deliver Bad News, Yet Communication Skills Directly Affect Outcomes

This month, a survey by the General Medical Council[1] revealed that newly-qualified doctors and trainee surgeons undergo little preparation for the communication of bad news, for example with a dying patient, when typically a young medic may encounter as many as 40 cases of this type in their first year of practice. And another study[2] from Janua…

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