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June 2020

‘Zoombies’ - The Webinar Wilderness is Eroding CPD and Undermining SPA

30 June 2020

The profession must be applauded for taking all communications and meetings online.  We have adapted to the COVID crisis in a remarkably short period of time. .An ‘IT’ step for man and a giga step for mankind.  Remarkably, it does feel as though we have always done IT this way because it feels so natural – but is it? Screen fatigue is real – notwi…


Wipe That Smile From Your Face

17 June 2020

The NHS has announced that from the 15 June that all staff in hospitals must wear a mask.  The common euphemism is Service with a smile – I believe the operative word in the title National Health Service is the word service.  We are here to serve.  Service industries service depend on the quality of the service they provide – if they do not deliver…



9 June 2020

I was taught that history and examination was the foundation of ninety-five percent of clinical diagnosis.  Indeed, all the syndromes cited at the back of the Oxford Handbook of Medicine are descriptions of astute clinical acumen.  The character of Sherlock Holmes was based on observations of Professor Joseph Bell – he had a holistic approach to su…



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System Disruptions: 19th August 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 19th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.