Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Eyeglass...

Eyeglass…

I don’t know what you’ve got on your Xmas-Want List?  Your letter to Santa? Cubby Bear, a Walking Buzz Lightyear, a treat from Tiffany, a Tesla? May I suggest you add a watchmaker’s eye glass.  A really good one; 15x magnification with an Aplanatic lens.  The best are made by Loupe of Germany. You’ll need […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Fourberie...

Fourberie…

We have a full house.  All the parties have published their manifestos except the Brexit Brigade… theirs is a ‘contract’. I feel there’s an obligation to read them, review them.  Give them marks out of ten.  Over the years and over forty elections, I’ve done that.  Not this year.  I’ll leave it to the Health-Nuff-Kings […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Put the joy back into work...

Put the joy back into work…

The news that the boss of Health Education England is leaving is unlikely to see tears shed.  There will be a collective cheer, if it’s true, that this could be the inflection point for the organisation closing down. The horrendous state of the workforce, the lack of people was entirely predictable and sits with them.  […]

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New outfit more splendidly integrated than ever

The emperor has announced plans for yet another new outfit, amid claims that this one will be even more splendid than the last. Announcing a refreshed and updated version of the emperor’s wardrobe, a palace spokesman declared that this time it was “confident of complete coverage of his imperial majesty – you definitely won’t be […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Answered on the news...

Answered on the news…

There was a time when news was just that… news.   Events happened, they were reported and became news but could only arrive as fast as boys on bicycles could deliver it. Later, news became synchronised with the clock.  The six o’clock news on the wireless and later, on the telly, the News-at-Ten. Now, news comes […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - A bit closer to the fire...

A bit closer to the fire…

It’s the Treasury… all their fault. Actually, the Treasury is only a building.  It’s been around for a long time.  Since 1240.  In 1698, it burned down when a servant aired bed linen too close to the fire. Replaced in 1734, and got bombed in 1940.  The public seldom get a chance to see the […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - The whole person...

The whole person…

There are some illnesses, I suppose I might call them conditions, that are very challenging. So challenging, I’m not at all sure I could cope. It is one thing to deal with the physical consequences of an illness, or an accident but I think the mental pressures are something we could be better at helping […]

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More ducker than Drucker…

Got any problems?  Money, relationships, work, the neighbours, the kids.   Problems… who hasn’t! In the world of management there are four types of problems. 1.  Truly generic.   Peter Drucker wrote; “… truly generic, of which the individual occurrence is only a symptom.   Most of the problems that come up in the course of […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Oh no there isn't...

Oh no there isn’t…

Christmas is on the way and the best bit has to be the pantomime season… … oh yes it is! If you’ve got kids, take ’em to a Panto. If you haven’t got kids, borrow some and go to a Panto. If that fails, go anyway! Some of my earliest memories are trips to the […]

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Unlike the other one…

I’m writing this at about mid-morning; on an iPad.   I was awoken by the iPad alarm, switching on the Today Programme.  I looked across the newspapers, electronically.  I’ve booked some tickets on the iPhone.   Spoke to someone in Croatia and in the middle of the conversation took a photograph of a document and emailed […]