The Introduction Necessity

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As part of my role, I teach medical and nursing students in general practice. This past week I have spent some time assessing the performance of various nursing and medical students and marked several... Read More

The blogosphere reality

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I would like to start this with an apology. Sorry. I apologize for the grammar and literary ‘faux pas’ made in earlier posts. My attention was brought to the stark reality of some of ... Read More

The senior insurrection

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Last week I took a brief look at the way OSCEs, as part of the examination process can cause significant stress and strain to and individual aiming to become a doctor. This week I wanted to raise an i... Read More

The O.S.C.E /(CSA) solution

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I shudder at the mere thought of writing this post. The objective structured clinical examination or OSCE, is a phrase/abbreviation that will send chills down the spine of even the most hardened medi... Read More

The PULSE initiative

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First of all i would like to apologize. Last week I promised a follow-on from the care-home classification, however due to a few reasons, that post will be extracted from my noggin for next week. This... Read More

The intimidation factor

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I had planned on continuing the ramblings on GP visits. However recent events made me ponder a more unpleasant issue. I don’t think anyone in this country has been oblivious of the riots from th... Read More

The visit conundrum

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To visit, or not to visit?  That is the question. As a GP, the thought of visits either makes you gooey inside, indifferent to another job still to do, or infuriated at yet ANOTHER job to do. I must... Read More