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Author Archives | Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Practice Manager regularly ranting about the NHS. 35 years in Primary Care and still getting irritated by constant change for change sake!

Are we ALL getting a little more intolerant? – by Nicola Davies


Are we ALL getting a little more intolerant? Or is it just those of us over-50s who are going through certain hormonal changes – menopause starts with the prefix ‘MEN’ for a reason you know! We’ve had more patients who are irritated with the service than ever before and I can’t see that improving to…

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Looking ahead to 2020 – by Nicola Davies

Handwriting text 2020 Loading. Conceptual photo Advertising the upcoming year Forecasting the future event Thick pages notebook stationary placed above classic look wooden backdrop

At the start of a new year, I always get a little reflective on the past year. What have I achieved? Could I do better? Definitely is the answer to that one! What should I have done that I didn’t? You know how it goes. I drove into work thinking about all the jobs that…

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Getting hold of flu vaccines by Nicola Davies

Flu Season Ahead Caution Sign With Blue Sky Background

At the time of writing this blog, I’m at home – unfortunately I do not have my feet up holding a G&T because (a) it’s 08:30am and that would be ridiculous and (b) this is a vain attempt to get ahead and do some work in the relatively peaceful confines of my office/spare bedroom. I…

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A date with data security – by Nicola Davies

September 12, 2019, by in Data, DSP Toolkit, Opinion 7 Comments

businesswoman feeling stress from work in the office.

I got a little nudge yesterday from our Data Quality team to check on my progress with the DSP Toolkit – or to give it its proper name – ‘The Data Security and Protection Toolkit’. Rolls off the tongue doesn’t it?! This was previously known as the Information Governance Toolkit, but obviously we’d had that…

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KO14b return – My complaints! By Nicola Davies

June 13, 2019, by in Complaints 10 Comments

Complaints files and documents in cabinet in office. 3D rendered illustration.

By Nicola Davies I’ve just had the joy that is the new complaints spreadsheet return. Well, there’s an hour or two of my life that I won’t get back. What a complete load of old tosh! As a relic of primary care, I’m used to form-filling, tick-boxing, filling out endless surveys… and I appreciate that…

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I WILL enjoy myself, when I eventually switch off – By Nicola Davies

May 16, 2019, by in Funny, Holidays 2 Comments

I WILL enjoy myself, when I eventually switch off - By Nicola Davies

By Nicola Davies As I write this, I am hastily trying to finish off last minute bits and pieces before I go on leave for a full week. I know, a week! What am I thinking?! It’s such a full on time at the moment – if I’m not looking at Network stuff, I’m dealing…

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QOF: Ask them about their smoking habits! By Nicola Davies

April 4, 2019, by in QOF 2 Comments

QOF: Ask them about their smoking habits - By Nicola Davies

By Nicola Davies As I write this, we are 2½ days from the end of the QOF year… it’s been a while since I had a rant and I thought I’d share this latest one with you. Some of you will know that QOF has now been running for 15 years – so this is…

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