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How to use twitter as a clinician

How to use twitter as a clinician Hi #eGPlearners I am a big fan of social media and often I get asked how can I use social media effectively as a clinician. In this series we will look at how to use Twitter as a clinician. Twitter is a micro-blog site that lets you post (tweet) […]

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The General Practice Podcast

The General Practice Podcast – by Ben Gowland Recently Andy Foster (@drawfoster) and I (@drgandalf52) of eGPLearning Poblast joined Ben Gowland (@BenxGowland) on his podcast – The General Practice Podcast. The General Practice Podcast is a weekly podcast based on interviews with notable personalities in healthcare which explores how healthcare can change. Ben interviews his guests […]

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Are Google buds a viable alternative to translation services in General Practice?

This week Google released details on the company’s  new hardware ventures. These included the high quality Pixel 2 phone and a new Google Home smart speaker. However for me, the most surprising release was the Google Pixel Buds. These are wireless headphones of the ilk of Apple’s AirPods which released last year with the then […]

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Peer-peer clinical problem solving – can it work?

Hello all you eGPlearners out there. I recently came across an article about a possible new resource for all clinicians out there. On the support page at eGPlearning I have talked about various online support groups and forums that exist to help GPs and primary care workers such as Tiko’s GP group, Resilient GP and […]

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ReBlog – Writing publicly and social media

A peer on one of the many Facebook groups for GPs has started an excellent blog called GP and Human.  This charts her journey as both a GP and a patient. It is well worth a read and the post on The Other Side is hauntingly poetic and powerful. However for the eGPlearners this following […]

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How to protect yourself from a cyber attack as a clinician – NHS data security tips.

NHS data security information and simple solutions.  On 12.05.2017 the NHS was victim to the largest cyber attack to date, a clear breach of NHS data security systems and process.  The result was mass closures of practices, and marked delays in secondary care and emergency departments. While this was a malicious act, there are some […]

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Health Camp Familiarisation

Last week, I went to an interesting event. Called Health Camp WM (West Midlands), it was a free unconference about the use of social media for patient care. Through this event I learnt a great deal. It was interesting to meet people in various different fields: commissioners, communications people, third party providers of health care […]

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The CPD suggestions

I apologise for the lack of blog posts lately. Due to a few issues with the site, and work, I have been a little behind. I will be continuing the series on eportfolios in a few weeks. However in the meantime, I have written some articles for Network Locum on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) particularly […]

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The eportfolio comparison: Part 2 – Pulsetoday

Last week, I explored the CPD organiser provided by GP Online, the online portal for GPs provided by Healthcare Republic. This was discussed in my post – The eportfolio comparison: part 1. Today I will be looking at GP Online’s news-worthy competitor – Pulsetoday. Pulsetoday similarly to GP online does not offer a complete eportfolio solution, but what […]

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The eportfolio comparison : Part 1

Last time I stated I was going to discuss the various different eportfolios that exist, and so here shall be my starting point. Over the next few weeks I plan on discussing the pros and cons of various providers, and a couple of alternatives. I mentioned Dropbox last time, as a storage system that can contain […]