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 […]

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Tools honoured in Blithering awards

The Blithering Celebrating Success Awards are always eagerly anticipated. Every November, they recognise the commitment and dedication of people who put other people at the heart of everything they do before going the extra mile in their shoes. They also reflect the passionate belief of the organisers, Spume Media, in an awards-led approach to healthcare […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - An app for that...

An App for that…

The Tower of Babel… perhaps like me, you learned the story from Sunday school?   Actually ‘Tower of Babel’ does not appear in the Bible.  It is referred to as the ‘city and tower’, or just ‘city’. The narrative is an aetiology, an explanation of a custom, ritual or phenomenon… in this case, the origin of […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Cake...

Cake…

Expect to be battered, shoved and pushed around by the lobbyists and the propagandists and the fiddlers and diddlers… … there’s an election. Your vote’s important and the NHS is a key issue. Labour are out of the blocks with a lot of stories about the NHS ending up in private hands. Fake news, scare-stories, […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Going home a joy...

Going home a joy…

How would you define fear? There are phobias, snakes, spiders and what-not. Fear of heights and open spaces, flying and claustrophobia. Front-line staff will be familiar with trypanophobia… fear of needles. There are others who are terrified of speaking in public. How about a fear of going home? Hard to imagine? Home is a safe […]