Avoid the legal pitfalls of audit trails
Dr Professor Graham Watt answers the Pulse careers questionnaire
What/who made you decide to go into general practice?
I disliked hospital society. General practice was nearer to people.
What would have done if you hadn't been a doctor?
Probably a lawyer or an architect.
Who's your career role model/guru?
Julian Tudor Hart, by miles a one-man university. I worried about going to work with him in the back of beyond, but I have never felt closer to what's important.
What's your career high-point so far?
Probably being elected into the Academy of Medical
Sciences, because it's so hard to get into, but the main satisfaction for an academic is seeing
careers flower like a recent Palestinian student from Hebron, the first member of her family to go to university, getting a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Magic.
And the low-point?
The continuing deafness, blindness and dumbness of Government policy on inequalities in health care.
Anything interesting on your surgery/office wall?
Stubb's Whistlejacket, John Hewitt scoring Aberdeen's winner against Real Madrid in Gotheburg the last team to win a European trophy with no foreign players. And a print of Marsco on Skye.
What leisure interests do you/would you list on your Who's Who entry?
Beach sculpture. You have to do it there and then.
What's your fantasy career move?
Film director to tell a great story on screen.