As a champion for the role of medical technology in improving patient outcomes, I have spent a lot of time wondering why change is so hard in healthcare, and why some of the best technologies take decades to reach the majority of people who would benefit from them. Perhaps conservatism and caution are inevitable consequences […]
I do not know the name of my assigned general practitioner and, if I did, it is relatively unlikely that I would see them if I had an appointment at my practice. I wonder if this is good for either me as a patient or for the GP? When I was young, I knew my GP and he knew me, my family and our circumstances. He was part of the community in a way that I suspect most GPs are not these days.