A Paediatric Consultant with delusions of competence in the fields of website design, blogging, marketing and general technophilia!
THIS BLOG IS PERSONAL AND IN NO WAY RELATED TO MY NHS HOSPITAL WORK. THE VIEWS ARE PURELY MY OWN, AND I ALONE AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM.
To (hopefully) keep within the new GMC guidelines in effect 22/04/2013, I should present my credentials as: Dr Sharryn Gardner BSc MRCP(Paed) FRCPCH MPhil – GMC number 4122065.
Following a busy Paediatric acute practice, as well as a busy outpatient General Paediatric Service I am now embarking on a whole new area setting off into Private Practice. Daunting yes, but also hugely exciting.
Within the NHS I can deliver friendly efficient customer-centred care but inevitably there are some constraints. One of my focuses is on patient (and family!) experience going beyond standard diagnosis and treatment.
Why would doctors want to embark on Private Practice? Is it the money? Perhaps, but there’s a lot of up-front costs and a lot of risks. I might build it and they might not come! There’s a freedom to practice how you feel you can for individuals (within the constraints of Private Insurers where they’re involved), rather than to serve the NHS as a whole.
I’ve starting practising Solution Focused Therapy. It’s doable for medics, it’s enjoyable, and most of all it works! And, for the Private Medical Insurers it works quickly!
Hope you enjoy the blog, and enjoy the journey with me – perhaps we’ll meet some day