Living Realistically: Incorporating Realistic Medicine into Health and Care

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Some of the speakers at the morning session: Gregor Smith, Shobhan Thakore, Patient and Public Forum for Medicines representative Fran Benison, lead clinical pharmacist Arlene Coulson, ENT surgeon Rod Mountain, specialty trainee and Scottish Leadership Fellow Kate Arrow, Breast Buddies co-ordinator Hannah Dalgety and medical student Sophie Corbett

A conference to explore the challenges and opportunities of Realistic Medicine was held in Dundee.

Clinical and care staff, academics, patient representatives and members of the public from across Tayside and beyond attended the event at the University of Dundee last week.

NHS Tayside Chief Executive Grant Archibald and Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Realistic Medicine Lead Dr Shobhan Thakore welcomed attendees to the conference.

A number of speakers, including Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Scottish Government Gregor Smith, medical professionals and public and patient representatives, then gave short presentations about the Realistic Medicine agenda and the different perspectives and work ongoing in Tayside.

The afternoon session included four short workshops looking at the themes of shared decision making in prescribing, managing the risk of complaint when practicing realistic medicine, effective engagement with patients, carers and the public, and supporting individuals as the end of life draws near.

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Chief Executive Grant Archibald
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The speakers at the Prescribing Workshop
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Prescribing Workshop
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Effective Citizen Engagement Workshop
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Senior lecturer in human geography at Dundee University Ed Hall and ENT Surgeon Rodney Mountain hosted the Effective Citizen Engagement workshop

 

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