Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that language? It has been developed for us to communicate with each other – with other doctors, but also with our colleagues, staff and patients – and … More The power of communication in medicine
We know to our cost that doctors are not superhuman, and if the current epidemic of burnout, exhaustion, depression and suicide is to be dealt with, we all need to be treated as people in order to be able to care for ourselves and do our jobs and and provide the deep care that we all feel for people. … More Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars
Why do we as doctors, who care deeply about people, turn a blind eye when it comes to problems with alcohol, in ourselves and in our colleagues? … More Alcohol: why do we turn a blind eye?
I love training medical students. They bring me great joy and as they are one of the most under-appreciated groups of people in any hospital or medical practice, I thought I would write them a love letter… … More A love letter to medical students
I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. … More The joy of training medical students
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. … More Sleep – our daily medicine
I am a doctor and everything I know about food that is worth knowing, I learnt somewhere other than medical school. … More Food is medicine, so why do doctors know so little about food?
Mandatory reporting does not make our doctors or our patients safer. Who then does it benefit? … More Mandatory Reporting: it’s part of the problem, not the answer
We must choose to care for ourselves and each other and to stand together as a whole body of practitioners when it comes to issues such as the fragmentation of medical education which threaten to destroy our profession and the way it is practised. … More Medical education – stop fragmenting it further and restore it to its true whole
No-one ever told me that medicine would be like this.
It did not come with a health warning. … More Medical training should come with a health warning