Anaesthetist... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Anaesthetist…

If we ever go to the pub aain, here’s a neat question for the Friday night quiz. ‘What’s Queen Victoria got to do with track and tracing?’ Keep reading… I’ll tell you! In the mid-eighteen hundreds, in and around, London’s Broad St (now Broadwick St), a cholera outbreak was wreaking devastation. Government at a loss. […]

I have no words... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

I have no words…

I’m lucky to have a voice, I can say what I think needs to be said.  I am really privileged that people write to me with their secrets, their complaints, their hopes and ideas. I try to reply, acknowledge, make a comment. I was sent this email two days ago.  It made me weep.  Tears […]

A long way to go... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

A long way to go…

Managing disaster… alas, the world has had plenty of experience. There are courses on disaster planning and response. I’ve been on one.  It was a long-time ago and it was all about nuclear conflagration.  The optimistic belief there would be some levers left to pull after a lunatic, somewhere, had pressed a button. The principles […]

Coronademic...-NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Unglued…

I’m guilty.  It’s a nonsense phrase.  I use it all the time.  Idiomatic idiocy. I find myself saying, ‘we are where we are‘.  Of course we are.  Where else are we, dummy… I think I mean we have to deal with the actualit√©.  Deal with what we have to deal with.  Deal with this moment […]

Not worth taking about... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Not worth talking about…

It’s not whistleblowing to say there isn’t enough PPE to go round… … it’s flagging up a problem. If you tell your significant other half, you’ll get sympathy.  Tell your colleagues, they’ll already know.  Tell your manager, they’ll get it but it is unlikely they can do anything about it, they’ll already know. Who do […]

The solution... primary_care_training_NHS_general_practice_doctors

The solution…

Last week, the Telegraph asked me to write a piece about care homes. In the end, the article was spiked… never used.¬† However, I don’t see why you shouldn’t read it, if you want to, so, here it is… -oOo- There was an unusual event at Prime Minister’s questions yesterday.  Not just that you could […]

Administrating... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Administrating…

I’m getting to my tolerance limit; the likes of Nick Keunssberg, Martha Webb, Mishal Robinson and the blur of petulant, rude, impatient inquisitors on the Beeb’s Today Programme?  We know… locking down GB-Plc was easy.  Pass a law, shout stop, job done. Unlocking, because of life’s interconnectedness, is horribly complex.  Picking a Dimple-Bump padlock… easy […]

Keeping them close... primary_care_training_NHS_general_practice_doctors

Keeping them close…

Today’s only new knowledge required; two meters is about the length of two supermarket trolleys and remote working is a new feature of life…  … and likely to become a feature of the everyday. Employers who insist on dragging people into offices will find it difficult to recruit.  Sweeping, open-plan offices, blaring fluorescent lights, battery-hen-workstations, […]

Errors... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Errors…

They’ll deny it, supporters will poh-poh it but government has made some horrible decisions, screwed up and got a lot of things wrong. That is story of all governments, over all of time. Don’t agree?  Well, how about… the poll tax, personal pensions mis-selling, Child Support Agency, UK’s exit from the ERM, The Millennium Dome, […]

Paint... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Paint…

You’ll have made your mind up about BoJo’s film, last night. Truth to tell, if the environment is safe and we could distance, a lot of us would be back at work already.  I don’t think he changed much, apart from emphasis. We are still left with one question; are we coming out of lockdown […]