NEHTA visit: not exactly Khrushchev vs Kennedy

Originally posted on Doctor's Bag:
My email inbox was overflowing, there were text messages wishing me good luck, journos calling and a press photographer was rocking up at the practice. On Twitter NEHTA’s visit had been dubbed ‘Khrushchev vs Kennedy’, others said that Geraldton was like the little Astrix & Obelix village, resisting the…

5 Signs You Are Procrastinating

Originally posted on GreenGP:
In the lead-up to the RACGP’s fellowship examinations (#GPexams13), for which the two written exams are less than a week away, I have noticed a few things in myself and others which suggest to me that procrastination is afoot! 1. You are writing a blog post instead of studying 2. You…

About finding things we don’t like

Originally posted on Doctor's Bag:
“Don’t google yourself,” is the advice from a Medical Defence Organisation in the Medical Journal of Australia, “because you’ll probably find something that you don’t like.” That’s fascinating. It’s a bit like screening for cancer in people without symptoms. Sometimes screening tests are abnormal even when there is no cancer. This…

It’s history

Originally posted on Not just a GP:
I’ve not really written clinically focused posts so far on this blog, but I had a fantastic learning opportunity / stupid moment recently that I feel compelled to post. A few classic GP lessons/moments cropped up that I hope other people can learn from as well. All I…