I've always thought the term "incidental finding" was strange. "Incidental finding" is something doctors say when they look for one thing but then find something completely unrelated to what they were originally looking for. For example if you have a chest x-ray looking for an infection, but instead we find a large shadow which may be… Continue reading Incidental Finding
Putting something out into the world is a very strange experience. My startup is now live in a GP Surgery. What I'm loving about this whole process is how what you create belongs to the world. It no longer feels like I own anything and that I've created something bigger than just myself. At this point I am just acting… Continue reading NHS Startup Part IX – Bigger Than Me
I find it really interesting how rules and regulations often stop people from doing important work. Everyone knows how it often stands in the way of justice, of positive change and innovation. Looking at countries instead of organisations is an interesting thought experiment. The countries which have the longest democratic history are the countries with… Continue reading Regulations
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
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
Getting approval from NHS England and the CCG for our software.
Mr Hunt makes yet another appearance on my blog! :p So, I could spend my time ranting at/about Mr Hunt. There are plenty of reasons to do so. Yesterday he announced that he will be making doctors work for at least four years in the NHS after they graduate. Obviously, this is a really lame… Continue reading How To Destroy The NHS In Five Easy Steps!
What happens when clinicians working in the NHS collide with coders and software developers? Awesome stuff is what! That's the whole point of NHS Hacks - different fields working together in a "hackathon" to create a working prototype of an idea which could really improve patient care. The hackathon starts off with clinicians pitching an… Continue reading NHS Hacks