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Archive for November, 2012

NHSH Who We Are

For one week I was Tweeting for NHS Highland Who We Are.

GPs are a crucial part of a safe, patient centred and effective NHS but our profile is very low as it doesn’t have the drama of high tech hospital specialities  Everyone know what their GP has done for them but very few have a an appreciation of the breadth of our work that defines us as generalists. Here is the timeline of the tweets. This week had more meetings than I am used to attending in one week but you will get an idea.

Click to read: Storify of NHSHWhoWeAre

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Who We Are- My profile


Dr Alastair Donald Award

On Friday 9th November 2012 I was delighted to be awarded the Dr Alastair Donald Award by RCGP Scotland at the annual gala dinner. It was a lovely night but the PA was not the best and I fear that what I said might not have been heard. So here is a copy of my notes: –

I have a new role model – Dr Alastair Donald.
His obituary by our colleagues at the Royal College of Physicians said: –
“The key role Alastair played was to harness the disparate and sometimes mercurial talents of others, to create and establish high quality postgraduate training programmes for General Practice.”