I love a good magic show. Derren Brown – he’s good. I wouldn’t want to be his GP – would he know which antibiotic I’d chosen before I did?
That Dynamo guy, he’s another good one, I’ve seen him walking on water, but I’m clueless as to how he did it.
Custodes was in London recently and just happened to find a memo from number 10 flying about in the breeze. Turns out to be from Call Me Dave to young What’s His Name.
Custodes has always been a seeker after wisdom. It turns up in all sorts of odd places.
This last week I flicked through a book by the creator of Dilbert cartoons. In one cartoon Dilbert is not successful in obtaining a pay rise, so he decide to extract a rise by doing less work for the same money – voila! A Dilbert pay rise.
Custodes has been scathing about the CQC in the past, comparing its inspections to pig weighing.
It’s a new year, we’re all making resolutions and looking to change for the better, heck we’re even going to tell our patients that they should make small changes, little steps to bring about big changes. My resolution is to stop worrying about what I can do to make me better.
Scrooge prepared to close early on Christmas Eve, the clock on the tower chimed 10, the staff had gone, his money counted, the customers may still want him open, but the price of keeping the building open, heat, light, staff was exorbitant, and ‘they’ didn’t have to meet the bills did they?
Custodes is not impressed with the idea that GPs are solely to blame for people choosing to go to A&E.
The dust is settling on the new, new contract, minds immeasurably superior to ours have studied the details and it’s looking like a bit of a parson’ s nose – good in parts but with some questions about how the detail will play out in the real world.
I admit that Custodes is a simple soul. I don’t always catch the news and I rarely listen to Radio 4, but even so – when did Monitor take over the NHS? Read more on Monitor has got its sums wrong on primary care access…
Dr Geddes says that the model of general practice needs to change, Custodes has been saying that for a while.
Dr Geddes says let’s prioritise primary care for going to 7/7 working, trouble is the BMA says we need to go to 7/7 working only once we’ve sorted out the hospitals.