8 identified principles to improve effective communication and maintain good relationships
The AMRCW Interface working group has identified 10 themed issues influencing the interface
Professional Attitudes and Behaviours influencing the interface
Areas where doctors themselves can make a difference to ease the problem in terms of ensuring appropriate attitudes and behaviours as well as significant system and process changes needed to improve efficiency
The value of this project is that it has highlighted some of the concerns that have dividing doctors working in primary and secondery care to the detriment of patient care. The principles show that there are ways to improve this interface. The project was conducted by interviewing and meeting with a wide range of invididual doctors and organisations across Wales both formally and informally and sharing both good and poor practice. These were then challenged by a taskforce workshop.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Wales brings together the voices of its members and colleges and Faculties for overarching generic issues around healthcare.
The Academy comprises of representatives of the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties who meet regularly to agree direction; providing a collective, independent medical voice to promote College and Faculty standards through influence, collaboration and advice in Wales.
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Royal College of Surgeons
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Radiologists
Faculty of Public Health
Faculty of Dental Surgery