My girlfriend is also a junior doctor. She still works shifts at the hospital and whenever I can, I pick her up from work. We noticed that if her shift finishes at 5pm then I should aim to pick her up at 5.15pm otherwise I'd just be waiting around as she never finishes on… Continue reading Overtime
It's incredible how if you focus on something for a long time and take some action you slowly move towards it. Isn't it strange that most of us are exactly where we predicted we would be five years ago? Defining where you want to go and what you want to do is very important. Without… Continue reading Definitions Are Important
Sure it will have its place in healthcare, but in my opinion it really won't have very much of an impact in how things are already done. If you really are ill then you can always ask for a home visit from your GP, go to the out of hours services, go to pharmacy first or… Continue reading Uber For Healthcare!
One of the reasons so many people hate school and education is because of the lies that they were told when they were younger. They were told that keeping their head down and not speaking up was a good thing. They were told that they would be given a good job for the rest of their… Continue reading What’s It All For?
Amiodarone - check LFTs, U&Es, TFTs, CXR before starting, then LFTs and TFTs every 6 months... 2nd month of life - DTaP/IPV/Hib, Men B, PCV, Rotavirus vaccination... T2DM diagnosis- symptomatic and fasting glucose >7.0, random >11.1 or HbA1c 48 (6.5%)... I don't think any doctor has ever looked back at exams and thought that it… Continue reading Exams
When you're 20 you care about what other people think. When you're 40 you stop caring. When you're 60 you realise you didn't care about what you really should have.
Free from other people, from the daily grind of a busy city, from the stresses of having to deal with strangers. Some say that the truly independent man would live in a secluded cabin in the woods - free to come and go as he pleases. I would say that this is the worst… Continue reading Freedom
When I was around 13 years old I remember reading about how one of my favourite guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen. As a child he would fall asleep while playing the guitar. He would play the guitar all day, everyday to the extent that his ribcage is now deformed as he literally grew up around the guitar.… Continue reading Dedication & Consistency
Just thinking about all those great scientists and doctors from the past is so inspiring! Just in the last 100 years we've created the vaccine for polio, sent humans to the moon, the range of medications we have has vastly increased and then there's IT - the Internet is, in my opinion the next industrial… Continue reading Innovation Is Dead
I've written quite a lot about failure on this blog. For example Here and Here. I just want to get one thing straight here. Failing is for losers. We shouldn't be glamorising failure as if it's somehow a good thing. It still sucks to fail and if you fail too many times, you are a loser.… Continue reading Glamorising Failure