‘Let’s Go!’

Throughout his career, Andy Murray has often shouted out “Let’s Go!” as he challenges himself to do even better. None of us is ever to likely reach anywhere near his … Continue reading ‘Let’s Go!’

‘We must look at the whole impact of revalidation’

Yesterday, on the 29th May 2018 I had my last revalidation as a doctor [though I will still have to complete annual appraisals until I retire in 2022]. My experience … Continue reading ‘We must look at the whole impact of revalidation’

“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”

We need a Renaissance of Generalists

I aspire to be a generalist. We live between the microscope and the telescope. I am of the view that the art and science of being a doctor requires such … Continue reading We need a Renaissance of Generalists

Director General for NHS Scotland

I have found it impossible to communicate directly with the Director General for NHS Scotland. The Director General for NHS Scotland does not reply to e-mails sent to him unless … Continue reading Director General for NHS Scotland