Training Primary Care NHS GPs The Allure of Toxic Leaders

Always win…

Thinking of a bit of holiday reading? You’ll romp through the drunken-private-detective, bodice ripper in no time. How about something a bit more heavy-weightish. In the light of developing events, I’d like to suggest something? It’s by Jean Lipman-Blumen; The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians and How We […]

Primary Care Training - NHS - Genreal Practice - Got the message

Got the message…

Here’s a confession. I don’t know why I’m telling you this. I’m not proud of it… it’s just the way my life has turned out. Happenstance… one of my favourite words. So, here we go; the only exam I’ve ever sat was the 11+ and I failed. Since then I have never sat an examination […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Roll up your sleeves...

Roll up your sleeves…

It’s Monday, are you ready? The best way to get ready for Monday, is to start on Friday… but it’s a bit late for that! You could make a list of the stuff you are looking forward to this week; cheer yourself up. You could make someone happy. Take them a cuppa builder’s, put it […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Coming or going...

Coming or going…

Political knock-about is a bit of fun but I’m getting to the point where I’ve had enough of the Tory Leadership palaver. Reopening negotiations with the EU is probably going to be like opening an oyster with a tooth-brush. Until we know the upshot of that, neither of the wanna-be’s can promise one more copper […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs A cry for help...

A cry for help…

If there is a word more likely to excite the cynics, I’d like to know what it is. The word? Consultation… see! I can hear the collective groan! It is a discredited, dirty word among pressure groups, trades unions and professional organisations. Actually, there are a lot of rules about doing it properly. First you […]

Primary Care Training - NHS - Game of Thrones-01

Game of Thrones…

There’s another kid on the block. Strictly speaking they are a new kid. New name, new bosses and all the usual. In realty they are just another. Another organisation promising us a bright techno-future of clicks not bricks. A byte-size future. Plug-in once… see the whole landscape of healthcare unfold before us. NHSX has arrived […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Next problem please...

Next problem, please…

I’ve stopped writing about time management. I don’t have the time to write it and you won’t have time to read it! But, there is one rule in time management that is worth mentioning. Do the thing you least want to do first. Get the unpopular job out of the way. Get the tricky stuff […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Why Are We Here...

Why are we here…

The more you look at the numbers, the more you delve, the more you can see the problem. There’s a huge divide developing between the north and the south. Although government spending is roughly even across the country, because of communication and nearness to markets, many businesses are attracted to setting up in the south. […]

Primary Care Training - I think they're all Jeremy Hunts-01

Show them ours…

The Duchess said; ‘There is something good in everything, you just have to find it’. The Tory election ‘thing’ is a bit of a challenge… something good? Well, Mum was right. There is. Well, maybe not ‘good’. More, interesting. The interesting thing? The way some candidates have used social media, to get noticed… get traction. […]

training primary care NHS Over to you...

Over to you…

It’s about dependency relationships. We go back to 1896 when Karol Adamiecki invented the harmonogram. No, it’s not an early greetings card… … but, first published in Polish, which is why it took until about 1915 to emerge into the main stream as the developed work of Henry Gannt… the Gannt Chart. In the days […]