5 Signs You Are Procrastinating

In the lead-up to the RACGP’s fellowship examinations (#GPexams13), for which the two written exams are less than a week away, I have noticed a few things in myself and others which suggest to me that procrastination is afoot! 1. You are writing a blog post instead of studying 2. You are checking your emails…

Graceful Ageing – A Fantasy?

If you had to choose between either your mind or your body deteriorating with age, what would it be?  Sometimes I feel like all of our efforts in medicine to prevent premature death from cardiovascular disease and cancer can work against us – if it isn’t our body that deteriorates, it seems that it will…

Recipe for Bad Day Cake

I love my job in general practice, but sometimes you just have a bad day at work and need to drown your sorrows with a nice piece of cake.  Here’s a recipe for a bad day ‘cake’ in GP land. Ingredients 1 teaspoon of a rough night’s sleep 5 patients being squeezed in for appointments…

Coffee, like medicine, is an art and a science

I love a good coffee – and by good coffee I do not mean ‘international roast’ or ‘caterer’s blend’ but real coffee.  At least I can admit it – I am a coffee snob! Don’t get me started on ‘those’ who refer to my beloved brew as ‘eXpresso’, or ‘mug-of-chino’, or heaven-forbid ‘mug of tuna’ (that…