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End of Life Care; The Second Conversations Project
Doctors often find it difficult to engage in conversations about end-of-life care. The ‘second conversation’, led by a junior doctor, gives patients, carers and family members the time and space to reflect on the information and ask questions, whilst providing doctors in training with a valuable educational opportunity that builds their skills and confidence in handling end of life care discussions.  The second conversation model has so far been piloted at St Thomas’ Hospital, the Whittington Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London. A team from King’s College London is evaluating the pilot looking at the experiences of those taking part in second conversations, while a cross-site quality improvement project based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is exploring factors affecting implementation. Find out more here.

RCP London
The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP’s) mission is to drive improvements in health and healthcare. No one knows more about the health service than our member doctors working in hospitals across the UK.

RCP500
Throughout 2018 the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is celebrating its 500-year anniversary, and will be marking this exceptional achievement with an extensive programme of events and festivities.

RCP Policy
We draw on our members’ knowledge and expertise to develop evidence-based policy in key areas of healthcare. We champion medical professionalism and leadership, promote person-centred care and drive improvements in clinical practice.