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Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Practice Manager regularly ranting about the NHS. 30 years in Primary Care and still getting irritated by constant change for change sake!

What happened to the Christmas Spirit?! – Nicola Davies

December 31, 2018, by in Funny

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What happened to the Christmas Spirit?! - Nicola Davies

By Nicola Davies I’ve just sat down to write this, after a patient chewed my ear off because his appointment at the Out Patient Clinic has only just been booked and “…I’ve got to wait for 7 £*&%@#$ months…”  I was thinking about sharing the dire state of secondary care services in our locality, the

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Yes you CAN have a great PPG! – By Nicola Davies

Yes you CAN have a great PPG! - By Nicola Hayward

By Nicola Davies A successful PPG, finally! My patient group is outstanding, and it’s not just me saying that, CQC agreed with me. Our recent ‘Outstanding’ rating is largely down to the fantastic work my Patient Participation Group has done and continues to do for our community. For a number of years, they have been working

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The other side of the fence – By Nicola Davies

The other side of the fence - By Nicola Davies

By Nicola Davies This month’s little missive comes to you fresh from a near-death experience… well, not quite near-death but I was on the other side of the fence for a short while and it was a bit hairy, let me tell you. I won’t bore you with the details (unlike some who are only too

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Do you have no time during the day but can’t work out why? – Nicola Davies

Do you have no time during the day but can't work out why?

(Time to read: 4 minutes) By Nicola Davies I’m writing this blog at 11.30 at night. It’s not anything to do with the fact that I’m an OCD-riddled control freak with insomnia (though that is true) AND definitely nothing to do with the menopause, which must surely be kicking in by now. No, it’s just

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I could, if pushed, just say “enough is enough” – By Nicola Davies

(Time to read: 4 minutes) By Nicola Davies I’m writing this piece in a moment of solitude and reflection. No, I haven’t gone mad before you ask. I’m just taking a breather because honestly, it feels like the whole world is against me at the moment. Probably a tad over-dramatic but you know me by

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So last week was interesting to say the least – Nicola Davies

March 8, 2018, by in Funny

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So last week was interesting to say the least - Nicola Davies

I moved to Cornwall 3 years ago to start a new job in a new practice – the sun, the sea, the walks on the beach with the dog…..I had it all planned……….so what the flip-floppin’ ‘eck happened this week when we had 3 inches of snow?!!!!   I did NOT move to Cornwall for snow!!!

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Endless bureaucracy and paperwork #lifeistooshort – By Nicola Davies

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This week’s rant (because there’s a least one a week now!!) is about the endless bureaucracy and paperwork that we all suffer with…….don’t you just love the clip boards and their hi-viz jackets wandering around telling us what we should and shouldn’t be doing?!!

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