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The cloud synchronisation

Hello All. I would like to apologise for the lack of posts, have been on my jollies. I wanted to outline my plan for the next few weeks. After presenting at the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool, several people keep asking me about eportfolios. What to use, why they should use them, and which one I use. So, over the […]

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The Conference Collation

Last week I attended the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool. I loved it. I personally feel for the cost, it is a great way of engaging with CPD sessions, with a variety of interesting topics, which you can tailor to your individual needs. I personally found the educational sessions, clinical talks, and research round-ups highly stimulating and […]

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Technobabble

Below is the link to my presentation given at the RCGP annual conference session E5 in Liverpool 2011. Technobabble

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The Introduction Necessity

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 abstracts which have been submitted for a student conference. It was part way through this process that I reflected on the […]

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The blogosphere reality

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 my posts, and as a result, these ramblings of mine will be changing. A few people pointed out to me that I should blog more about what […]

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The senior insurrection

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 issue that has set the doctor forums on fire for the past week. At this point I […]

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

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 medic. Additionally now as GPs, we must complete the clinical skills assessment (CSA),  in essence an OSCE before we can now complete our training […]

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The care-home classification: part deux

The other week in The care-home classification: part one,  I attempted to classify the variety of care homes that populate our fair and green land. That classification was in respect to its function. However in terms of experience , I also mentioned that such care homes can easily be ranked in terms of suitability, appearance and functional ability to offer the care […]

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The PULSE initiative

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 weeks primary care related ramblings takes a cue from a colleagues piece of work. In terms of conflicts of interest, while […]

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The care-home classification: part one

Care homes, you gotta love them. Where else can you go to find a collection of like-minded people, sitting about doing the same thing, watching other people, and there be qualified ushers there to move along the stragglers. A football match maybe? I remember when training, one of my more illustrious trainers code-named Dr Legend […]