The thing I love about General Practice is the variety. I could be lancing an abscess, injecting a joint with steroids, counselling a bereaved parent, and visiting a terminally ill person at home in the same day. It is an intellectually, psychologically, and physically challenging job, (I have a bladder the size of a camel) and I honestly can't think what else I would have done in life had I not been a GP. I have had a great deal of experience in a wide range of areas, from A and E to single handed locuming up in Shetland, to coping with the frankly horrendous challenge of the MOD computer system, to gaining skills as a "mobile worker" visiting patients at home all over Southampton. Since March 2020 I have been a salaried doctor at an inner-city practice in Southampton.
1987 MB ChB