Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 June 2016

It is recorded that Dr James Hwang arrived at 15:40 and commenced cardiac massage. I wonder why? Of course, the ‘non-essential equipment’ included a cardiac monitor. So no help there. Palpating a pulse in a patient who is convulsing (still)...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 9 June 2016

Distractions! I am getting behind my timetable for the on-going story. So let me press on. I shall only comment at the outset that with regard to the Junior Doctors Contract issue in the UK, I do think the government...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 26 May 2016

It is only human nature to let emotional elements affect a personal perspective. When I saw pictures of Jeremy saying “Victory” I posted a comment on the Junior Doctors contract forum saying that I thought a non-negotiable part of the...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 19 May 2016

Should we be astonished to hear that the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary who has created the greatest manpower crisis in the NHS in the past fifty years should now say that he is not actually an academic...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 4 May 2016

So in the space of just a few days the Junior Doctors in the UK have engaged in the first all-out strike in the NHS since 1975. I was a medical student then and the issue was pay and conditions....

Comment in response to Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 Apr 2016

We have what is called a third table list....small cases under local or regional anesthesia...there was an 8 yr old girl with a diffuse, non pinchable swelling in the chin area. After confirming it was not vascular, we decided for...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 22 Apr 2016

The junior doctors in the UK are facing the reality that if they hold steady there is the very real prospect that ‘an elite group of professional people’ can topple a corrupt and dishonest Government and restore the balance of...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 Apr 2016

This is a personal blog. The theme is ‘perceptions and deceptions’ related to professional practice. There is a lifetime of blogging in this theme, but let me move on. Consider that fabulous bit of TV drama where HBO were setting...