There can be many facets to being a doctor beyond the obvious diagnosing and treating disease. During a typical week, I can be involved in clinical work yes, but also leadership roles, service evaluation and development, academic work and teaching. Of all my roles, I think it is educator I enjoy the most. This can … Continue reading Why does my brain work differently?
The wife and I have just returned from a short break away to the Yorkshire Dales. Staying in a wonderful boutique hotel, each day during the trip we ventured out to explore the local sights. One such trip was to Aysgarth Falls. Consisting of three drops, imaginatively named the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, the … Continue reading I am me?
Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours restRobert Owen, circa. 1817 Trades Unionist, Socialist and Cooperative movements cannot trace their roots to just one person or even a small group. Over generations, countless individuals have come together to stand in solidarity to fight for a better, fairer, more equitably world. Some battles have been … Continue reading The 8-8-8 Day
I’ve never particularly struggled with sleep. I’ve had the odd night here and there where I have found it difficult to drop off, or woken earlier than I would like, but it is not common and not every night. Aside from during uncomfortably hot weather or receiving phone calls if I am on call, I’m … Continue reading Time for bed
A year ago today at 8pm, the Prime Minister announced the country was to enter what would become the first of (to date) three national lockdowns. Phrases like Stay Home, Save Lives and Social Distancing became part of common parlance. While the rules have varied, for the last year to a greater or lesser extent … Continue reading One year on