Yearly Archives: 2011

Backpain Panto!


Cast of Characters

Cinders – our long suffering heroine
Sciatica – the wicked step mother
Inebria & Nicotina – Cinder’s sister
Doctors Panacea & Placebo – locum doctors at Denmark Road
Sister Toogood Toobetrue – District nurse
Ivor Flash Blade – Visiting orthopaedic surgeon
Cat Scan – Chief Radiologist

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Guilty Training

I’ve just returned from a 3 day reflective trainers course.

These are great learner centred educational meetings which have no real agenda and only a loose structure.

The learning is owned by the group and can tend to go in any direction. It is always enjoyable and often generates some unexpected results. One interesting nugget I picked up is how to apologise when you’re running late.

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Christmas Puzzler

I’ve told you many times that my brain is wired differently.

For example I have an annoying habit of manipulating things subconsciously and joining imaginary lines. For example, no matter how hard I try to avoid drawing imaginary diagonal lines across the ceiling of a room in an attempt to make a perfect square, I just cannot stop myself.

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New Screening?

It cannot have escaped your notice that our waiting room has had a couple of major changes.

Firstly we’re in the throes of redecorating, the practice needs a spruce up. But secondly all the notice boards have gone. After 12 years we’ve accepted the inevitable, which is that nobody ever really read what was on them!! So we’ve bitten the bullet and invested in modern technology and put up a couple of plasma screens.

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Support Your Practice

Do you want to support Denmark Road Medical Centre and help in our aim to provide the best possible care to our 6,800 patients?

We know that you value the service we offer. We know that some of you feel the service has already achieved that lofty goal. But we also know that we can always do better, but to do better we need your help.

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Healthy Chocolate

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but where did that come from and is it right?

A short Google search later and I find it comes from Pembrokeshire – Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

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Cunning Plans

I think I may have discovered why computer passwords have to be changed so frequently.

When I sit down each morning to log into the computer I have to remember about half a dozen passwords . Furthermore I’m encouraged to ensure that these passwords are not easily identifiable, so my old favourites – dobby, dobby1, dobby2 etc – along with the hint – not the smartest pet dog in the world is definitely not robust enough to pass muster with the NHS security test.

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