Improving how we improve

Failure is a normal part of life. Personally, Grade 3 piano, my driving test, and asserting some ...

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Improving how we improve

‘No decision about me, without me?’

I was seeing an older patient with early Alzheimer’s dementia in outpatients and, as is my usual practice, gave the patient feedback on the diagnosis, answered their questions and talked about trea...

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We’re all whistleblowers now

Last year, I wrote a special report for Private Eye with the journalist Andrew Bousfield. It was called ‘Shoot the Messenger – How NHS Whistleblowers are Silenced and Sacked’ and had some extraordi...

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Self management: it’s easy, isn’t it?

My colleagues often laugh at my mantra for integrating self management skills into mainstream health: ‘it’s like pushing water uphill’. But for those of you who have worked in this area it must fee...

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