The Crisis in Medicine

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surgeon with scalpelWhat has gone wrong, and how can we heal medicine?  In this essay, the College reflects on the causes of the crisis.

Something has gone wrong with healthcare. Doctors tell us medicine is in crisis while nurses say they are in despair. Despite the commitment of health professionals, the good intentions of politicians and administrators and unmistakable support from the public, we face;

This is why doctors, patients and scientists have come together to create the College of Medicine. We believe medicine must face up to this crisis – and take a lead in providing practical solutions. That is only possible if all of us involved in healthcare collaborate – professionals and patients together.