The Monday Morning Quote #471

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

— William James

What’s going on at MPS/DPS?

Doctors at medical defence organisation face redundancy

The Medical Protection Society is considering making several of its medically qualified legal advisers redundant and replacing them with other “experts” to speed up its response to queries. Rob Hendry, its medical director, said, “Members would benefit from having doctors, lawyers, case advisers, and managers all in one team, focused on getting the best outcome for them.” He said that if the proposals were implemented the staff reduction would be “limited,” although he could not provide numbers because the consultation process was ongoing. The society employs 49 doctors as advisers. 



Mass departures since Dental Protection changes

Senior dentists are being phased out of Dental Protection as ‘whole team’ approach is phased in.

Five senior dentists who between them have more than 90 years’ experience advising dental professionals have left Dental Protection in the last few months.

Most of the departures from the UK’s largest indemnity organisation were sudden, prompting concern among colleagues and members.

Those who have left are Sue Willatt, head of dental services, Sue Boynton, head of dental services for Ireland, Lynn Rees, senior dentolegal adviser, Stephen Henderson, senior dentolegal adviser and head of services in Hong Kong and David Croser, communications manager – all have been contacted but said they could not comment.

Asked why there had been no announcement about some of the departures, Dr Rattan said: ‘It would not be appropriate to comment on the circumstances of individuals, but we wish those who have recently left us well in the future and thank them for their strong contribution to protecting dentists.’

continues here: Dentistry

It’s one way to keep records.

From BDJ jobs. Via GDPUK –  A new take on clinical record keeping.

and I thought it was just me…and Richard Hellen

According to the Wall Street Journal, printers are among the most in-demand objects in “rage rooms,” where people pay to smash things with sledgehammers; Battle Sports, a rage-room facility in Toronto, goes through fifteen a week. Meanwhile, in the song “Paper Jam” John Flansburgh, of the band They Might Be Giants, sees the jam as a stark moral test. “Paper jam / paper jam,” he sings. “It would be so easy to walk away.”

“….solving a jam requires knowledge of physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, computer programming, and interface design. “It’s the ultimate challenge,” Ruiz said.

via John Naughton



The Monday Morning Quote #470

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.”

Andrew Lewis – aka blue_beetle

Facebook has a “Big Tobacco Problem”

Well worth a read from Frederick Filloux’s Monday Note via reestheskin

Facebook’s problems are more than a temporary bad PR issue. Its behavior contributes to a growing negative view of the entire tech industry.

Mark Zuckerberg talking: “There was this Deloitte study that came out the other day, that said if you could connect everyone in emerging markets, you could create more than 100 million jobs and bring a lot of people out of poverty.”

The Deloitte study, which did indeed say this, was commissioned by Facebook, based on data provided by Facebook, and was about Facebook.

The Monday Morning Quote #469

“Leadership is the capacity to look ahead, think ahead, plan ahead, and then influence other people to go ahead on the plan”

Ralph C Smedley

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