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The visit-sanctuary hypothesis

Visits! Can’t live with them, can’t put them off. (well you could, but it likely to come back and bite you on your heiny). I find visits and interesting part of my day. For one it is my daily dose of vitamin D, where I get to break out from the confines of the practice building, […]

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The intimidation factor

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 the other week. In a short space of time, the country was gripped in fear, defiance, national pride and horror all at […]

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The visit conundrum

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 admit I sit in the middle road. While I find visits important particularly with the housebound population, […]

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Black Wednesday

Did anyone notice the thunderstorms and rain, and general dreariness that began on the first Wed of August and continues today? Some may explain the meteorological reasons for this phenomenon, or put it down to the British weather. I myself blame Black Wednesday. For those non-medics reading this article, Black Wednesday is in reference to doctor change over […]

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Appointments = Nightmare

General practice (GP) appointments are a nightmare. I can never get one at my GP when I want one, and I’m not that choosy over which doctor I see either (I only refuse to see one GP at the practice of 8 GPs, as she  is a personal friend of mine, and that would just […]

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MobiMOOC week 2

Wow what a week The MOOC work is ticking along, so many ideas, thoughts and random craziness, have to admit struggling a little to keep on top of it, however think I am now navigating link after link. In the group was a great post by Tita about experiences with interacting in a MOOC and […]

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Teching it to another level! – How technology can be used to enhance Primary Care

Technology is rapidly changing the world we live in. If you go back 20 years, the thought of carrying in your pocket a means of mobile telecommunications on its own was considered a leap forward, however now we are at the point where increasing numbers of the population are able to access the internet via […]