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Andrew Rix

Andrew Rix is an independent research and evaluation consultant, and Honorary Researcher at Swansea University School of Medicine.

At the end of the recent Rethinking Medicine webinar, I felt uneasy. At one level the ‘movement’ is repositioning medicine in the broader context of the socioeconomic determinants of health and wellbeing, but in practice what is happening on the ground is the development of a whole range of changes to service delivery, concerning both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.

New ways of thinking are leading to new ways of working, changed relationships and, most importantly, a reappraisal of the position of evidence-based medicine and the role of the patient.

​We heard of a ‘narrative’ to plot progress, but it seemed to be mainly a retrospective account of initiatives that been tried and have attracted support.


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Amrita Sen Mukherjee

Amrita Sen Mukherjee is a GP with an interest in physician health. She is a Next Generation GP London Leader and represents her colleagues as the Co-Lead for the RCGP First5 Committee, South East Thames region.

I was recently on the ‘other’ side of receiving care, as a relative of a patient. I had the opportunity to have a front row seat in viewing the exchange of communication between different healthcare professionals and said patient. Or should I say, the lack of communication.

Caroline Cupit

Caroline Cupitis an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester’s Department of Health Sciences.

I was prompted recently to return to the perennial question, ‘what is good care?’, as part of a qualitative study of cardiovascular disease prevention in general practice.