Conferences and courses

Written by Amar Puttanna on Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:29.



Written by Amar Puttanna on Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:01.


Here comes the Hospital Inspector

Written by Paul Grant on Monday, 18 February 2013 13:38.

Now that I have learnt all about the development of healthcare standards and the implications for improving services based around specific criteria, it was time to take a look at  how a hospital is assessed in action.


Paul Gets Waylaid

Written by Paul Grant on Sunday, 10 February 2013 18:52.

Despite several months of planning and organisation, one can always rely on British Airways to throw a donkey in the works. Arriving at Heathrow yesterday and being told that my flight was overbooked and that I wouldn't be able to fly to Cape Town was rather annoying (next flight 5pm tomorrow, £520 pounds compensation thank you very much). I was reminded of one of the scenes from the Jerry Seinfeld show in which he tries to explain the meaning of a 'reservation' to an obtuse car hire receptionist. "I do know what a reservation means", to which Jerry replies, "No, I don't think you do!"

So anyway, I managed in my best medical registrar on call mindset to get the last cancelled seat on a flight to Johannesburg which would then connect to my final destination and only get me there 6 hours later than originally planned, rather than a day later. Ho hum.

Now I'm in the Oliver Tambo airport in Jo'Burg waiting for the last leg to Cape Town and hoping the are no other hiccups along the way. I'll keep you posted....



Diabetes in Durban

Written by Paul Grant on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:43.

The next part of my journey, after Cape Town, was to move to Kwazulu-Natal, under the auspices of the KZNMCC (the local managed care coalition).


Paul Goes to COHSASA

Written by Paul Grant on Thursday, 14 February 2013 21:56.

Eventually I made it to Cape Town. When I got to the the car hire place I found out that my car did not have air conditioning. Given that it was baking hot, over 30 degrees and I had just come from the freezing English winter I had to get very stroppy, using my best argumentative tone to get an upgraded car - I would have taken anything so long as it had 4 wheels and AC.


Clinical Question - High TSH, High LT4, What next?

Written by Paul Grant on Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:17.

The YDF is proud to promote the clinical question series from the journal Clinical Endocrinology. Test your knowledge with this recent clinical conundrum.

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