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Ram’s next RCA webinar

Ram’s next RCA webinar For your diary: Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 5.30pm Dr Ramesh Mehay GP Trainer & Former TPD (Bradford) Dates: Sunday 3rd January 2021 Times: 530-8.30pm Cost: £65 

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The Nocebo Effect

The Nocebo Effect You’ve heard of the placebo effect – the positive effect a suggestion can have on others.  Now for the nocebo effect – the negative effect a suggestion

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Wellbeing The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) Wellbeing is a well-used word in

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Five Point Rescue Plan

Improve your Mental Wellbeing Click HERE to view our full Resilience Toolkit The Five-Point Rescue Plan is a unique resilience tool.  You can use it for yourself and your patients.  It is

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Extinction Rebellion….

Dear all I’ve had this letter from Bing Jones, a retired doctor involved with Extinction Rebellion in Sheffield. He says, “I have written an open letter for worried doctors and hope

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Patients recording consultations

This is an interesting post I came across today.  I hope many of you like it too.   We all get jittery of the thought of patients recording our consultations.  But

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Russell Howard on the NHS

Please don’t watch this if you are offended by a few swear words.  I’ve put it on because it is incredibly funny and Russell Howard makes some very real, serious

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Amazing Video

It’s only one and a half minutes long….please just watch it. Click here to donate…

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What can you do about Ebola?

For a start, you can donate!   Most of us are lucky to have the lives we have.   Others aren’t so lucky and need our help.   Nearly 5000 people have died

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Get to know people in your community and the skills and things they have that they are willing to borrow or pass onto you.  And it reduces your carbon footprint

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Did you know that most internet browser giants are secretly collecting stuff about you.  And you don’t know what they do with that information or where it goes.  You might

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It’s not about the nail One of our Programme Directors loves this clip.  He writes… The serious point is that we don’t always need to solve problems and that being empathetic can be enough

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The power of introverts

Here is another great TED lecture.   For those of you who don’t know what TED lectures are about, click here to see one of my earlier posts. This lecture

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Bumps, Babies and Beyond

Hi all, I have created a new forum called ‘Bumps, Babies and Beyond’.   It can be found by clicking the ‘Look at this’ menu on the home page of

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The culture of doctors needs to change

We ran a ‘fitness to practice’ session at our weekly Half-Day Release session recently.  Fitness to practice is the doctor’s awareness of when his or her own performance, conduct or

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Great Videos from Guildford VTS

I stumbled across two really good videos on You Tube from Guildford VTS. CbD: Reflective learning/e-Portfolio: The other amazing You Tube site is from the Pennine Scheme.  They

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Life is all about balance

I’ve not been well recently but I am on the mend.  A GP partner of mine sent me this, which I’ve decided to print off and pin to the door

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Two choices

I looked at this PowerPoint today and although it’s kind of cheesy and over-sentimental, the overarching message actually makes good sense – and we either don’t realise it or forget

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