Coming face-to-face with a lot of GPs

Meeting your GP in person isn’t has hard as it’s being made outYou could be forgiven for questioning the wisdom of holding a live conference for, and by GPs at this particular juncture. What, with the Dailies Mail and Telegraph, and the new Health Secretary weighing in to GPs about not doing enough face-to-face appointments,…

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The elephant in the room…

Guest blogger, John McEvoy argues there just aren’t enough GPs There are not enough GPs.   Everyone involved in General Practice, knows this.  Because there aren’t enough GPs, General Practice has innovated with new types of clinician and quasi-clinicians, trying to move the less complex, less clinical work, away from GPs.  But there aren’t enough of…

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Public displays of affection

The world, it seems, is now firmly divided between those who actively court the opportunity to broadcast their public displays of affection – and those who would rather keep their amorous groping out of the public eye. Yes, Love Island is back and, (spoiler alert) Insight is pleased to let you know that Liberty &…

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One Britain, One Divided Nation

Today, Friday June 25, is Take your dog to work Day. Yesterday, it was National Pralines Day which “honours a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup”. By the time you read this, Insight will have embraced both these agreeable events and, with luck, will have avoided both office dogs…

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Fox News

News this morning that the crime of the century has at last been solved. Thanks to a combination of good old fashioned investigative work including door-to-door enquiries, and the latest infrared surveillance technology, a thief who has been taking the daily copy of the Times from our doorstep, has been identified. Although not yet apprehended,…

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Institutional incompetence

Two national institutions have come in for a bit of a kicking this week. The BBC has been lambasted about the way in which Martin Bashir was able to trick his way into the interview of the century. Even if you grudgingly admire the lengths to which a journalist used nefarious means to get his…

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Order restorer

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

 A weekly email from Babylon pings in (odd, given Insight does not subscribe). The headline, It’s OK to not be OK: A therapist’s guide to “new normal” anxiety, is a timely reminder that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and naturally that’s the email’s focus. The good news is we’re not alone in feeling anxious facing the “new normal life”…

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Doctor, hear thyself

GPs in a Derbyshire practice have got their stethoscopes in a right old twist, blaming the introduction of a new online triage system for the “doubling of demand” for their services. Which, they say, prevents them from continuing to provide a safe service. They’ve written an achingly long open letter which, on the face of…

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