Radical... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Radical…

‘Outbreaks of infectious disease can be particularly challenging to manage in care homes. Residents may have dementia or other conditions that make isolating them particularly challenging and infection control, outside a hospital setting, is difficult’ … so says the Health Foundation, trying to unscramble the numbers and trends on deaths in care homes.  Their trends […]

I'm pleased I didn't... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

I’m pleased I didn’t…

The Andrew Marr show on Sunday morning, BBC.  It goes, roughly, like this; A couple of people, who write for newspapers, reviewing papers that fewer and fewer of us read….  a sort of journalists support group. Interviews; based on interruption, breaking-in, rudeness and talking-over.  Or, Google research… Question to interviewee; ‘in 1992, in the Nether-Whaping […]

Human nature... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Human nature…

We are living in complicated times. Getting plans to align with what we think might happen is a lot easier than squaring them with reality. The closer to the action, the further away you get from the plan. Forecasting is OK for bookmakers but not a lot of good for strategic planners.  Indeed, the fluidity […]

I'm confident you will... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

I’m confident you will…

Where does confidence come from? A settled acceptance of your state of mind, a belief in your ability, skill and experience. Where does it come from?  Mostly experience.  Not just years-lived experience but the experiences of your lived-life. Early years, social background, opportunity and upbringing.  The Duchess used to talk of kids being ‘old before […]

The way we are governed... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

The way we are governed…

You don’t need me to tell you about Leicester… The city is the most ethnically diverse in the region. The population density of the UK is 274 people per square km. The population density of Leicester is 4,494 people per square km.   It’s got the biggest Tesco’s in Europe, was the birth-place of local-radio […]

Where we do things... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Where we do things…

Bojo’s latest testosterone charged world-class-wheeze, is; build some world-class schools. All very John Maynard Keynes.  With apologies to any economists reading this, JMK means;  ‘… the government spends money it doesn’t have, on public projects, to save capitalism.’ It’s quicker than relying on markets to organise themselves.  Governments can make things happen.  Well, they can, […]

The impossible may take a little longer... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

The impossible may take a little longer…

Achieving the impossible.  Oxymoron.  You can’t.  That’s why it’s impossible. Yet, some people do… therefore nothing’s impossible… but it is. With me so far! ‘The impossible’ isn’t an absolute, it’s our perspective, our state of mind and circumstances.  It starts with our core beliefs and values.  Can we say, nothing is impossible because;  … I […]

Whatever that is... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice-01

Whatever that is…

This is where it gets risky.  Hazardous, fraught with danger. No matter how much BoJo presents it otherwise, lockdown is over. Open the pubs?  Forty pages of complicated guidance on how to run a bar with boozy punters, is a toxic cocktail.  Public behaviour, unreliable, fuelled on pints, vulnerable to gossip and shaped by social […]

First class... NHS_Primary_Care_Training_GP Staff

First class…

My view of the world, my barometer; the park next door.  Who’s there, how many, what are they doing? From rainswept days, lone runners and solitary dog-walkers, to the here and now. My latest report.  The weather is blissful.  Lockdown appears over. People are in the park, doing their thing, two meters, forget it, life, […]

Just like football... training primary care NHS

Just like football…

Football’s back on the telly. I can’t say I’m wildly enthusiastic.  I’ve had enough of the whole cheating, shirt-pulling, foul-language, rolling in money, rolling in the penalty area, pantomime. I think I can say; I’m over football.  I’ve grown out of it.  See it for what it is… … one of the most unfair games […]