Monthly Archives: February 2012

Complementary?

Colonic IrrigationI’m occasionally asked if I can recommend any complementary therapies.

It is a difficult question because patients come to see their GPs because we are trained in a rigorous scientific way and believe in scientific principles.

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Painful Surgery?

Oops!My apologies to the patient  who recently saw me with some discomfort in his nether regions.

I decided that the best way forward would be to arrange for an Ultra Sound Scan.

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NHS Technology

Telephone boxThere’s something comforting about how the NHS has embraced modern technology.

No matter whom you want to contact there seems a plethora of ways the NHS has embraced = Email, telephone, twitter, texting, websites and so on. It is not often that I feel compelled to call the Department of Health, possibly because my paranoid self thinks they have a file marked ‘Dr Nigel Cowley – stroppy GP Bournemouth always complaining about new initiatives – handle with care but if at all possible avoid all contact.’

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