Long ago, Dr Anton Chekhov wrote in his diary

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

‘the essence of good clinical decision-making’

In his talk ‘The mystery and paradox of scientific medicine‘ Raymond Tallis remarked:

My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

‘borrowed words’

I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’

GASLIGHT

My wife, who is an NHS doctor, and her parents, both retired NHS doctors, are going to a performance of GASLIGHT at Perth Theatre. I have decided not to go, … Continue reading GASLIGHT

Artificial light

At the end of last year the sodium street lamps in our street were updated and the light changed from sodium yellow to electric white. As odd as this may … Continue reading Artificial light

The over-certain doctor insists

Quotes by Evelyn Waugh, Candia McWilliams, Anton Chekov, and John MacMurray:  

“Vociferous about pet projects”

Since 2012 all doctors practicing in the UK are required to undergo revalidation every 5 years. I have been preparing all that it is necessary for my forthcoming revalidation interview. … Continue reading “Vociferous about pet projects”

‘Monty’: a doctor and Troll

I have contributed comments to PULSE for some years now. I have benefited as a specialist from hearing the perspectives of GP colleagues. Following recent comments made by me on … Continue reading ‘Monty’: a doctor and Troll