What I won’t be missing about Medicine this Festive Season

A GP, who has recently left medicine, reflects on the stresses of primary care during the Christmas period. Approaching my first Christmas since taking the decision to leave General Practice, I have been surprised by an unfamiliar sense of anticipation. A pleasant child-like sensation replacing the dread I normally associate with this time of year. … Continue reading What I won’t be missing about Medicine this Festive Season

The Power of Sleep

I was asked at my last appraisal if I was sleep deprived. When considering our health and fitness to practise, the Leicester Health Structured Reflective Template (SRT) suggests asking about sleep, along with other questions relating to managing stress and work-life balance. As a mum of three, my youngest being 15 months old, I certainly was sleep … Continue reading The Power of Sleep

What helped me get back to work. And thrive.

A really inspiring post by Dr Kate Dyerson, a GP principal in Berkshire, who recently went through some struggles of her own. By taking action, she has come out the other side stronger. And thriving.  Following on from the stories that other GPs have been brave enough to post I thought it might be time … Continue reading What helped me get back to work. And thrive.