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Maintaining hope

Do remember they can’t cancel the Spring by David Hockney 2020 In April 2020 at the beginning of the Pandemic, I wrote about hope, imagining that by the end of 2020 we might be stepping into the light at the end of the tunnel.  It’s only day 18 of a new year but the need …

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Evolving GP

Last month over 300 GP Trainees in Yorkshire and Humber attended the conference ‘Evolving GP’; organised by trainees for trainees. A visual summary of the dayThe Covid Diaries Photograph by Jo Carina Photos sent in by trainees to reflect their experience of GP Training and life during COVID were curated into a photo slide show by …

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End of life care

My thoughts this week have been about death, dying and the end of life care doctors provide for their patients.  All doctors need to be prepared to talk about death and dying, a short film by Kathryn Mannix, Palliative Care Consultant explains why this is so important.  Laura Asleep, David Hockney 1997 This painting by David Hockney …

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Hope

Do Remember They Can’t Cancel the Spring David Hockney 2020 David Hockey’s recently released iPad drawings remind us of the importance of connecting with nature, and recognising the hope that spring represents for the world. Van Gogh said, “Don’t just look at the spring, touch it, taste it. Get it inside you.” We can all …

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Books for Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my bookshop sent to me 12 books to help maintain the art of medicine Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese 2010 Published by Vintage  Several friends recommended this book. Set in Ethiopia, the story follows the lives of the doctors and staff at ‘Missing’, a mission hospital. The book’s main …

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