Anyone who knows me knows I frequently rant on about the injustices of life – as I see them.

ChimpanzeeActually anyone who read a single edition of the Denmark Doctor has probably already come to the same conclusion.

I acknowledge that Victor Meldrew is a hero of mine and Top Gear is one of my favourite programs. Take all this together and there’s no doubt I’m a grumpy old man.

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I’m basically quite a lazy person.

Pareto PrincipleThe article about Steve Peters book The Chimp Paradox has set me thinking about the ways I try to help patients by recommending resources they may want to access.

Over the next few months I thought I’d write about some of these resources.

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New Years Resolutions

ChangeThe only successful New Year’s Resolution I’ve ever made was a few years ago when I vowed to make no more New Year’s Resolutions!

I made this resolution simply on the grounds that if something’s worth doing then why wait until Jan 1st – just do it!

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Out of area registration

Elderly CareGeneral practice is changing.

Throughout my career the average GP has changed from being a full time male doctor who is a partner of his own practice to a female part time doctor who is an employee of a practice.

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Feedback

InspectionIt’s the start of the new year and 2015 is likely to be a year of inspections.

We are due to be inspected as a training practice and at some time in the year we will have a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are to health care and general practices, what Ofsted is to education and schools.

They have a similar level of power with the ability to withdraw our licence to practice if standards are not met!!

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