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
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.
A post by Dr Clare Barton, a GP who has a passion for all things that promote health and happiness. This has led her to founding In the Zen Garden. She is also co-founder of Medical Exam Prep. I've been reaching for the words for a while now, but somehow it has been really difficult to formulate them … Continue reading On leaving medicine
Another post from Dr Caroline Reed O'Connor, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in south-west London. She is a co-founder of "Tea & Empathy", a Facebook group for clinicians which provides "a national, informal, peer-to-peer support network aiming to foster a compassionate and supportive atmosphere throughout the NHS." The support and compassion shown by all the members … Continue reading No more shame
A poem dedicated to those who work from dawn to dusk and beyond! An early start decides my fate For ‘Mount Backlog’ lies in wait Whilst the sane are still in bed My only chance to get ahead Days off, I’ve spent to no avail Seeking ‘catch-up’ Holy Grail Declaring ‘I’m not really here!’ By … Continue reading Mount Backlog
A post by another GP who wishes to remain anonymous: A Gay friend once described to me his experience of ‘coming out ‘ to his parents. His mum’s first response “What will everyone say at church?” He was in his late twenties and had kept the truth about his sexuality from his family since his … Continue reading Coming Out
By the same author as the poem about Burnout. This is the second in her series. “Experiential Practice” Depression, Insomnia, OCD Anorexia, Stress, Anxiety A minor expert you will see If you consult this GP For they have all afflicted me With these conditions of the mind I like to think that you would find … Continue reading A poem about “Experiential Practice”