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Will Richard Branson be my devilish new boss?

I’m now in that void, a breach in the time-space continuum that is “waiting for my results” we’ve all been there, switching hourly from the paranoia of what went wrong and failure to positive “I’ll be fine” mindset.

I'm now in that void, a breach in the time-space continuum that is "waiting for my results" we've all been there, switching hourly from the paranoia of what went wrong and failure to positive "I'll be fine" mindset.


How hawkish were the examiners? Where did they set the level? Was I good enough? These thoughts just keep churning.

It's a time when there's nothing much that I can do; the result has already be determined. However the ever-present ePortfolio or ePratflio as some have renamed it demands my attention.

For those of us in ST3 the time limits are even more tight with the portfolio being needed to be ready by the end of May, my trainer and I work tirelessly to keep my assessment numbers up to date, leaving little time for the good old fashioned clinical topic tutorials of the past.

For GP's the Poll is out with papers due back by the end of today. Only time will tell if Option A "Being Hung" or Option B "Being Hung, Drawn and Quartered" get the vote, though I fear that many with spoil their papers requesting neither "option". HMG is ready to slaughter the profession one way or another.

This week Virgin Healthcare are in town and I'm tempted to go along and find out what it's about as they are in effect potential future employers and as some might say "better the devil you know". Though I think things go a step too far when I have to recommend a Virgin Holiday to get over depression or some Virgin Diet Cola to shed some pounds.

How will Mr Branson envisage the future of general practice? Can their experience of efficient management and efficacy work in primary care or will we all end up being slaves to the share holders?

GP apprentice

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