Actually 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.
The 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.
The 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!
General 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.
It’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!!