The New Year is an opportunity for change. For that change to be successful you need to be convinced it’s really worthwhile because change takes a lot of effort, that effort needs energy and commitment.
If I can’t convince you that change is really worthwhile then it simply won’t happen.
So here is my list for some healthy New Year Resolutions. I can’t believe that many of you will be surprised by anything on the list.
Mark Twain famously quipped that the report of his death had been an exaggeration. I find myself thinking the same about some spurious rumours of my retirement. I have had a number of people wish me well, for which I’ve thanked them and then said that the reports of my retirement are an exaggeration. The… Read More »
Usually the December edition is quite light-hearted. But alas the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges and in view of the impending action by junior doctors it seemed appropriate to tell their side of the story. I fear that the government and media are likely to spin the story a different way. The following letter is… Read More »
Regular readers of the Daily Mail know that I spent most of my spare time on the golf course. They are also aware that I spend most of my work time on the golf course and on the rare occasions that I see patients I’m most likely to be distracted by thoughts of being on… Read More »
We discovered a month ago that our contract with the government to provide your care could be rescinded by the government without any discussion with the practice at all!! This is a surprise because when we signed the contract 15 years ago we had a lot of guaranteed safeguards in place. What I hadn’t appreciated… Read More »
I couldn’t help but smile at some feedback from a patient this month. ‘Why can’t Dr Cowley get someone else to write the newsletter?’ The non paranoid side of me likes to think that they were concerned that my little grey cells might need some rest from Denmark Doctor related over exertions. The more rational… Read More »
This is just a quick message to apologise to any patients who saw me last Monday, I think I may have appeared even more vacant than usual. Here’s why. I’m sure many dog owners question the logic of having a dog for a pet. The bottom line is that cats are so much less trouble.… Read More »