‘a has-been doctor’

I recently read ‘Clock Dance’ by Anne Tyler. It is an understated exploration of the life of one woman. A woman called Willa who we experience [first hand] from wee … Continue reading ‘a has-been doctor’

Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Like Sir Robert Francis, I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak Up‘ to “whistleblowing”. However the Scottish Government has chosen to stick with the latter. The first two films below … Continue reading Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

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’

‘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”