Thursday is appraisal day for Dr J.
No morning surgery. Instead a formative exercise allowing me to reflect on my practice, detail my professional development to date and set goals for next year. My appraiser is both a GP and a Man-of-the-Cloth, so I may also get my cofession heard.
"No bad thing" I hear you chorus.
This appraisal lark is fairly new to us in GPland. We all suspect it is a half baked attempt to weed out the serial killers amongst us. Dr Crippen has recently written eloquently and at length on the flawed assumptions in the Shipman report that have lead to this. Still taken at face value there is some merit in taking time out to actually think about what you are doing, and where you would like to go with your career, (other than down the pub for a pint after the appraisal that is).
As Mr Greavsie recently pointed out its also the opportunity to have a little fun. "Buzzword Bingo" is the name of the game, and this is where I need your help. The idea is to insert key phrases into the discussion at relevant points to add a little frisson to what can otherwise be a rather dull process. So my question is as follows;
This year do I go for Clash, Cure or Stranglers lyrics, and which ones in particular should I aim to shoehorn in to discussion of my various clinical and administrative interests?
Over to you gentle readers.