Publications

Has General Practice a future?

An incessant volley of technological solutions do not provide the answer to the existential issues General Practice is facing. At best they are a procrastination until more costly human solutions are available. At worst, they perpetuate the very issues responsible for the crisis.

BMJ rapid response. 2022
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o1670/rapid-responses

Another cautionary tale for potentially dishonest doctors

The waiter asked me if everything was ok with the food. I politely nodded and replied it was great, despite it being a bit spicy for my liking. After a period of reflection, I still decided to leave a tip.

BMJ rapid response. 2022
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1298/rr-4

The invisible GP

The images of the pandemic reveal the doctor–patient interaction as augmented, distracted, or even superseded by the idea of impossible heroes or a technology–patient relationship.

BJGP. 2022
doi: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp22X718433
Link: https://bjgp.org/content/72/715/77

Racist Tones: Reflections on 2 Tone, racism and medicine (review)

Whereas 2 Tone bands were kicking out neo-Nazis from their gigs decades ago, anecdotal reports of obsequious adjustments accommodating the racist demands of some patients continue to occur within the NHS today.

BJGP Life. 2021
Link: https://bjgplife.com/book-review-racist-tones-reflections-on-2-tone-racism-and-medicine/

New forms: Identifying GPness through Plato

This eternal unchanging Doctor is the Form from which all doctors of the past, present and future derive an imperfect image regardless of contrived designation.

BJGP Life. 2021
Link: https://bjgplife.com/2021/05/20/new-forms-identifying-gpness-through-plato/

From Hell: Master Edition (review)

Medical institutions analyse rouge clinicians the only way they appear able to: pathogenesis.

BJGP Life. 2020
Link: https://bjgplife.com/2020/11/28/book-graphic-novel-review-from-hell-master-edition/

How do I deal with criticism online?

It’s important to remember that in a world of anonymous posters, manufactured controversy, and fake comments, the authenticity of online criticism is often questionable, regardless of the number of likes, follows, or re-tweets.

Abi Rimmer, Yiasemidou M, Morgan M, Heer-Stavert S. BMJ. 2020
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3978
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m3978

Spectacular health care

In a society where only the healthy receive health care, the cure becomes the disease.

BJGP. 2020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X712841
Link: https://bjgp.org/content/70/699/500

The road behind

Continuity of care has been replaced with continuity of record. An informal home visit by a scheduling book. A kind word with a text reminder. 

BMJ. 2020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3709
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3709/rr

The absurd GP

The universe of the prion is very different from that of the cow.

BJGP. 2020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X711929
Link: https://bjgp.org/content/70/697/394.long

Covid-19: healthcare and politics are inexorably intertwined

Everyone either has an agenda or could easily have one manufactured for them.

BMJ. 2020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2532
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2532.full

Back to reality

Being a doctor is no longer a vocation nor is it just a normal job. It simply is what it is.

BMJ. 2020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m227
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m227/rr-3

The ethnicity of doctors in photos online

A cursory look at the results of an internet image search for the term “doctor” shows a disparity between expectation and reality.

BMJ. 2019.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4370
Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l4370

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