The Talking Cure

May 2016

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

A trip to the doctor is the start of a conversation that providesthe link between our everyday lives and the medical profession. Each day in the UK more than a million conversations take place between doctors and patients.2 When governments, policy makers and others talk about healthcare, these conversations often fade into the background. But conversations are the foundation for our health, with enormous potential impact. Health conversations can be narrow, starting with the assumption that medicine has all the answers and ending with a diagnosis. Or they can be something more a genuine exchange of values, interests and knowledge. These broader conversations, as we will see, are far more productive but harder to control. For healthcare, conversations and the information behind them matter. But with all the noise of healthcare reform, the small conversations that matter most have been drowned out.
This pamphlet takes conversations as its focus.

Resources

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Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
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Leadership guide September 2017 The NHS Leadership Framework is now available and is applicable to everyone in health and care, no matter what their...
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