I took the road less traveled by…

Picture the scene – it’s the wee small hours, say around 0330, when the energy really ebbs on a night shift – it is still pitch black and the gentle lightening in the east is still at least a couple of hours away. You’ve been on the go since you started your shift at 2030 […]

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Too much medicine…

  A famous quote from the eminnet paediatrician Sir Cyril Chantler was published in the BMJ in 1998: “Medicine used to be simple, ineffective, and relatively safe. It is now complex, effective, and potentially dangerous.” As medicine progresses, it is worth keeping this in mind.  The complexity of modern medicine is one of the challenges […]

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Yes to one thing… no to the others.

    One of the perennial problems that faces doctors who are in direct contact with patients is time management.  It is the one resource we all have to allocate, and with the multitude of different roles we all have to play – parent / sibling / doctor / teacher / friend / spouse / […]

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Welcome

Hi there, my name is Toby Hillman, welcome to the PMJ blog. I’m a Respiratory Physician with a range of interests, and have blogged a bit in the past on a range of issues which interest me, and which I have encountered during my working life as a respiratory trainee in London. Recently I was […]

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