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Pulse magazine: September

Pulse Sept issue 2013

Running out of options: How NICE just made it even harder to treat chronic pain

The end of GP training as we know it?

Debate: Charging for GP appointments

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Readers' comments (2)

  • dear pulse magazine,

    do you send out copies of the magazine to work addresses?

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  • Unless someone can demonstrate otherwise it is probably reasonable to assume that GPs will fall onto the Gaussian curve for most characteristics.. This means that most GPs are average or in the part of the curve representing what may be described as less than excellent.

    It is likely that this statement is made by me is because I am in that average or "less than average" part of the graph. Thus those high flyers mentioned in the top 50 are unusual in many ways compared with the vast number of GPs who generally are not as energetic, clever, motivated, ethical intelligent etc.

    I do hope that they are fully aware of the overall functional status of the rest of us and apply their superlative attributes to attempt fashion the GP environment in a way that we, not just they, can operate consistently for the greater good of our patients.

    Too often the powers that be look to them to provide a standard- which in my very average or less than average opinion - is out of reach of most of us.

    Most importantly is their place on the curve as to their motives, integrity, egos and overall agendas positioned in the same area of the curve as their other superlative features?

    Reflection tells me that this has not always been so.

    I hope it will be more so in the future

    76 and still "at it." in an average way.

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