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The Checklist Manifesto – How to Get Things Right

Checklists have been routinely used to improve safety in aviation since 1937. The building industry uses checklists to ensure major projects run to schedule and are safe. So why don’t we use checklists more in medicine? This is the question asked by the American surgeon and columnist, Atul Gawande, author of ‘Better’, ( where to […]

The Ultimate Time Management Guide for GPs

Apparently, GPs only have use of the same 168 hours per week as everyone else. How unfair! Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner have spent 10 years working with doctors to improve their psychological well-being and sustainability. They have also acted as consultants for a number of medical organisations including the APCC. They tell us that […]

Better by Atul Gawande

“What does it take to be good at something in which failure is so easy, so effortless?” Lasix online This is the question posed by Atul Gawande in his latest book, “Better – a surgeon’s notes on performance”. It may make an excellent gift for your fellow collaborators! Atul is a Boston surgeon, a professor […]

St Jude strikes back – A perfect mess

get methotrexate Anti Viral Just when all seemed lost, and our efforts to achieve ‘stress-free productivity’ and a ‘time-efficient life’ seemed doomed, new hope dawns. The latest self-help bestseller is ‘A Perfect Mess – the hidden benefits of disorder’. (Eric Abrahsom and David Freedman) Apparently the truly efficient do not not waste time cleaning and […]