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Author Archives | Don



Don is a long standing PM in Lincolnshire who never divulges his salary other than “it would bring you out in a rash”. In a former life he has herded cats, pushed water uphill with his bare hands and been sacked from a Fish and Chip shop for forgetting to peel and chip the potatoes, when that was his sole role in the organisation, and the shop had already opened for the lunchtime rush. He’s been around.

Letters to the editor

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Following a recent (and growing) spate of “Surgery bashing” correspondence in the press, I have penned a response that some may care to consider if they can be bothered: The Editor Daily Telegraph Guardian Times Independent Lincolnshire Rags (Daily and Sunday Editions)(All of them) Sir I write in response to the many recent published letters…

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After the pandemic… – By Don

Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 protection concept - Young man work in office room at home with protective and cleaning equipment to protect against corona virus while using laptop computer at desk.

I am a practice manager in a large, semi-rural medical practice in Lincolnshire. We have just shy of 20,000 patients and a magnificent team of 60 dedicated individuals who provide clinical and administrative support in keeping the wheels of our little part of the NHS landscape turning. We all work exceptionally hard in normal times…

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I am a partner (I’m not really, but for this exercise, just bear with me). And because I am not really a partner, I am going to (not really) be the Senior Partner. And I am going to be slim, handsome and young – just because I can be, even if it is for only…

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