This animation shows the Circle of Care – a framework to help healthcare professionals think about, practise and demonstrate high quality compassionate healthcare.
This framework re-envisions compassionate healthcare by placing it in a broad social and interpersonal context, describing a multi-directional flow of care between healthcare professionals and their colleagues, patients and carers. Crucially, healthcare professionals must also care for themselves.
Circle of Care proposes a tangible set of skills to remove the obstacles in the way of the flow of care and help navigate the complexities and challenges of our healthcare systems.
Circle of Care was created as a result of a collaboration between the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre (SaIL) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), and Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine programme.