The Grass Was Always Greener

Another posting from an angry / disillusioned middle aged dentist on a bulletin board. The usual content – I can’t wait to get out, I’m only holding on for my pension/next new contract/someone to buy me out. As ever there was the associated blame game GDC, BDA, CQC, Government, politicians of all hues, patients, banks,Continue reading “The Grass Was Always Greener”

Doctors Make Worse Decisions as the Day Wears On

Doctors Make Worse Decisions as the Day Wears On From The New York Times Primary-care doctors’ likelihood of prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections increased by 1% in their second hour of work, 14% in the third hour, and 26% in the fourth, suggesting that physicians experience “decision fatigue” over the course of a day,Continue reading “Doctors Make Worse Decisions as the Day Wears On”

The Monday Morning Quote #293

“We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimesContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #293”

Guest post from Mark Topley – “what if your child had toothache, and no hope of help?”

I want to share this blog post from Mark Topley the CEO of Bridge2Aid – the message is simple, please read then take action and join the whatif campaign 3 years ago this month we shot a video with our friends JSP Media about Bridge2Aid and our pioneering work training local Health Professionals to provideContinue reading “Guest post from Mark Topley – “what if your child had toothache, and no hope of help?””

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

I am no longer a clinician but that doesn’t mean that I have forgotten all the lessons that I learned from 30+ years of full time practice. My instinct meant that I was cautious when dealing with what nature had provided for people. In spite of that during the years 1981-86 I did large numbersContinue reading “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”

The Monday Morning Quote #290

“Muscles without strength, friendship without trust, opinion without risk, change without aesthetics, age without values, food without nourishment, power without fairness, facts without rigor, degrees without erudition, militarism without fortitude, progress without civilization, complication without depth, fluency without content; these are the sins to remember.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb