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Podcast | Saying farewell to social media

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to listen to our podcast with  Zoe in conversation with Richard Fieldhouse on her journey to a destination that's almost completely free of social media. I was an early adopter of social networking, in the days when dial-up was it. I had to phone switchboard when I…
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Podcast | The Sessional GP magazine December 2018

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.…
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Elementary my dear doctor

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…
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Podcast | The sessional Magazine October 2018

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…
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A view from RCGP Council

With the help of votes from NASGP members, I was voted on to council in 2017. This was my 4th council meeting. The good news is that there are now a few GPs on council with portfolio careers, most of whom are involved with out-of-hours services. This is the first in a series of blogs…
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Podcast | August edition of The Sessional GP magazine

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…
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Home visits, the decline 
of the roving doctor

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…
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Podcast | The Sessional GP Magazine June 2018

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…
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The war on GP workload

When everyone around you is working at full pelt and beyond, what do you do if you feel your whole way of working is unsustainable, especially when you feel forced to work in this unsustainable way? Sonia Hutton-Taylor helps explain what you should do if the early signs of burnout start to emerge. This is…
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Podcast | Interview with Professor Mayur Lakhani, RCGP President

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 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…
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