When I first started writing the Denmark Doctor 20 years ago the topics were predominantly about health-related matters. If it was Summer I’d extol the virtues of slipping on light clothes, slapping on a hat and slopping on suntan cream (I might have got my slipping and slopping mixed up) the so-called slip, slap, slop… Read More »
For many year’s the holy grail of general practice has been continuity of care and in particular the ability to see the same doctor repeatedly. The benefits to the patient, their family and the NHS are significant – patients are more likely to be diagnosed and managed correctly at a considerably reduced cost to the… Read More »
The government loves euphemisms. Euphemism is in itself a euphemism for saying that something is one thing when you really mean its something else. The classical one is when a prime minister states that he has ‘absolute confidence in the minister ….’ Which means I have absolutely no confidence in the minister and his P45… Read More »
I’m sure you’ve all heard that the government has just negotiated a new contract with the GPs. One of the main goals in the new contract has been to enable patientsto change doctors easily and one of the main, perceived hurdles to that goal has been practice boundaries.