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    Revalidation is the perfect example of how to demoralise a profession Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    Today was the last day of teaching for the academic year. We held a session for the young doctors who will be the GPs of the future, and the topic was 'the future'.

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    'What did you do to protect the National Health Service, Grandad?' Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    The BMA was an organisation that used to strike fear into the hearts of governments. So when the day of industrial action was called, it was hoped that it would make the Government think again about its planned Maxwell-type act of theft on pensions. There was a sizeable body of support for the action, including yours truly.

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    Thirty-nine weeks 'til I retire Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    It hasn’t taken long to destroy the NHS. The whole organisation is beginning to crack up, and the more perceptive among us have noticed.

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    A convert to Twitter Subscription

    17 Aug 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    I have become a big Twit. (I think the term is a twitterer, actually.) And I had one of my tweets read out on BBC Radio 3 recently. Fame at last!

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    Medicine by numbers Subscription

    07 Sep 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    You can paint the Mona Lisa, The Girl with the Pearl Earring or Guernica: all you need is a ‘Painting by Numbers’ kit. However, a masterpiece cannot be replicated, and efforts by amateurs merely emphasise the excellence of the original. Now medicine is becoming increasingly governed by the same processes used in these kits.

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    The man from Del Monte come Subscription

    14 Sep 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    Information is power: the men from Del Monte may come one day and say ‘No’.

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    How hard it is to do nothing Subscription

    21 Sep 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    Quite a bit of my job is unchanged. I still see around 20 patients each morning, and around 15 each evening. I still visit people at home, and what I do in that 10 minutes also has changed very little. I listen to a history, examine a patient, and request investigations. I look at these to make a diagnosis, and I recommend treatments, or other investigations, or I do nothing.

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    The watchdog that did not bark Subscription

    30 Oct 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    As well as a crime writer, Arthur Conan Doyle was also a doctor. Had he lived now, I’m sure he would have wanted to write about the ‘curious incident’ of the coverage of the Government’s NHS reforms.

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    Why I’m retiring Subscription

    01 Nov 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    GP colleagues are retiring earlier, and suffering more ill-health. There is a feeling that full-time general practice is virtually impossible to sustain for any length of time. In my patch it is becoming rare for a GP to be over 60, full-time and happy.

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    Privatisation's creeping tide will engulf the NHS eventually Subscription

    08 Nov 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    Jobbing Doctor worries Naomi Klein's ideas in The Shock Doctrine will soon apply to the NHS

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