NASGP member Eva Kalmus describes how she became co-chair of the new GeriGP group of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), and why being a portfolio GP has never been boring. When I did my GP training, about half of the GP trainees undertook a self-made rotation of approved jobs, followed by a year in general…Read more
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Richard reviews the latest edition of The Sessional GP. In this 105th edition, Sara concludes her article on a fresh pair of eyes; Judith would rather we didn't eat each other; Rachel has some news on medical indemnity; Liz answers your Type-2 queries; Eva and Nicky have both explored specialties outside of primary care that…Read more
Instant messaging platforms like Facebook's WhatsApp are fun and easy to use, but should GP locums be using them to book work? Here we argue that what you gain in convenience, you more than loose in the ability to control significant aspects of your freelance GP practise. GP locums have been using email listservers for…Read more
In our 104th edition, Judith has been visiting some plastinated bodies, Zoe has given up Facebook, Louise has been reviewing contraception for the over-40s, Sara's been reflecting on continuity, Liz is offering advice on how to claim tax for CPD and Rachel has been looking into your doctor's bag. Scroll down to hear the podcast.…Read more
My main pastimes —reading and on-demand television — have no doubt influenced my practice through the so-called “halo effect”. Paul Kalanithi’s book “When Breath becomes Air” forced me to re-evaluate my work-life balance, while the Netflix series “House of Cards” led me to imagine that I was the victim of an intricate work-based conspiracy involving…Read more
Dr Richard Fieldhouse and Dr Sara Chambers review the latest edition of The Sessional GP Magazine. In our 103rd edition, Richard finishes off his series on learning from mistakes in healthcare; Judith has been to Edinburgh Fringe; Louise reviews dementia management; Rachel gives the lowdown and death certification; Nigel on the worth of the NHS…Read more
In our 102nd edition of the Sessional GP Magazine, Richard carries on with the second part in his series on errors and bias, Louise reviews Nice's latest on hearing loss and ear wax, Judith on why medicine can have a sting in its tail, Liz sheds more light on tiers and Nigel has five top…Read more
When I was training to be a GP, my tutor showed me a painting by Sir Luke Fildes called “The Doctor”. Its significance was lost to me in those fun-filled days of team-building exercises and group learning, however I remembered it again recently when I was asked to fill out an insurance report for one…Read more
In our 101st edition, Richard kicks off about blame in the NHS, Judith shows how health evidence is changing a culture and protecting the environment, Liz on working less but earning more, Kate on why we should unplug, Louise on menstruation and Rachel on how to say sorry. Richard gives a brief 10-minute run-through. Read…Read more
Podcast notes 00.55 Presidential superpowers 03:24 Largest Royal college, 66 years old 04:07 Listening exercise - "How do we need to change?" 07:19 co-producers; working with the people you serve 08:00 firstname.lastname@example.org 09:15 "The future of general practice" 09:52 "We're working in a broken system" 10:23 What's the scale of the change we need? No…Read more
To mark the 100th edition of the NASGP’s The Sessional GP magazine, as well as 2018 being the 20th anniversary of the NASGP, we’ve teamed up with Health Poverty Action’s As One campaign to be our ongoing charity partner. In 1984 a young British doctor returned from Afghanistan and wrote a vivid account for the…Read more
In our 100th edition, we announce our new partnership with Health Poverty Action; Judith has been to Colombia, Liz Densley on getting a mortgage, Nigel on Death in Service; Rachel on sessional GPs and patient safety, Richard on locum chambers, Kate on the Stressometer and Sonia on setting those boundaries. Read The Sessional GP NASGPWe’re…Read more
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