There's something unique about the business of medicine. In a traditional business such as a burger joint, if you have more customers and sell more burgers, then the restaurant owner will make more money. But in medicine, the more patients a clinic sees and the more patients a hospital serves, the less money they often… Continue reading The Business Of Medicine
There's an old business story about a cookie factory owner. His company was making millions of cookies and was very profitable. However, his board was always asking for more profits. One day the cookie factory owner thought of a great idea! "What if we got rid of 1 of the 13 spices we put in… Continue reading I Can Guarantee Something That Will Never Ever Change And It’s Where To Find All The Opportunities.
Two fish swam past one another. One turns to the other and says: "The water's nice today isn't it?" After a few minutes the second fish thought to himself: "What's water???" Ideas are valuable. Ideas are the birthplace of innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation. The problem in today's world is that many ideas go unquestioned… Continue reading It All Starts With An Idea
The large majority of the public don't know anything about health and therefore healthcare provision. The majority of journalists and politicians who write and speak about the NHS don't know anything about working in healthcare and therefore the realities of delivering healthcare to actual patients. If these two statements are true, then it's safe to… Continue reading This Is Why You’re Wrong About The Future Of The NHS
Maybe one day I'll hang this list in the waiting room of my clinic: I can't cure your cold I can't give you antibiotics for your cold I can't give you antibiotics for your flu I can't give you antibiotics for your diarrhoea of two days I can't give you antibiotics for sinus congestion I… Continue reading Things Your Doctor Can’t Do…
Life is very unfair. As much as we all wish that the success we enjoy in life is a direct consequence of our well thought out actions and intentions, it probably isn't. If you were born poor in rural Bangladesh, could you still confidently say that your quality of life would be as good as… Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair, But If You Don’t Get This Simple Point You’ll Always Be A Sucker
Gosh, it's been a long time since I posted about my startup. I've decided that this will be the last blog post which talks about the minutiae of my startup and the challenges a new company in the healthcare scene has to face in the UK. The reason this will be the last update is… Continue reading NHS Startup Part XVII – The End