Paralysed by indecision

One of the defining skills of being a doctor is the need to make decisions, sometimes with limited information and under significant time pressure. As I’ve matured in my career, I’ve realised that most of what I was taught in medical school was just plain wrong.  The ongoing challenge has been to identify WHICh bits …

Rural Generalist, Swiss Army Knives & Waiting Lists

I’m proud to be a rural doctor.  My training is in not just Primary Care but also in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia. To be able to serve their communities best, rural doctors need broad brush skills across the board.  Rather than the finely-honed precision instrument of the specialist (akin to a scalpel), rural generalists …