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New book examines relationship between healing and medicine
New book examines relationship between healing and medicine

New book examines relationship between healing and medicine

The College of Medicine’s Chair Dr Michael Dixon has praised a new book that examines in depth the relationship between healing and medicine. A Doctor’s Journey Toward Their Integration is by Bristol-based Professor Paul Dieppe, an academic physician who changed…

‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners
‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners

‘Social prescribing must be the responsibility of ALL stakeholder groups’, say leading practitioners

Leading voices in integrative medicine have called for a cohesive approach to ensure every aspect of healthcare can be effectively reached by social prescribing. Writing in Chapter Five of the College of Medicine’s manifesto for better health, Hope for the…

The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health
The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health

The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health

The College of Medicine has launched Hope for the Future, a ten-year plan for better healthcare. Hope for the Future, launched on Monday 20th March 2021, is a manifesto for achieving better health, written by pioneering figures in UK health…

HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal
HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal

HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal

The College of Medicine’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, has criticised the food industry for making healthy meals financially inaccessible for low-income families, and called for an integrated approach to health. Writing in the Future Healthcare Journal, Prince Charles also…

GPs trained in complementary medicine less likely to prescribe antibiotics
GPs trained in complementary medicine less likely to prescribe antibiotics

GPs trained in complementary medicine less likely to prescribe antibiotics

GPs who are trained in complementary medicine including homeopathy prescribe less antibiotics than GPs without integrative medicine (IM) training, according to new research. UK, German and Dutch researchers, led by the University of Bristol, used prescribing data from 7,274 GP…

College of Medicine Foundation Course for Clinicians: What you told us about the event
College of Medicine Foundation Course for Clinicians: What you told us about the event

College of Medicine Foundation Course for Clinicians: What you told us about the event

In the beautiful setting of Dumfries House, East Ayrshire, the College of Medicine’s Foundation Course for Clinicians ran on November 16th and 17th 2017. The two-day course, which included workshops, discussions and interactive sessions, saw a myriad of different areas covered…