Tag: Chloe Webster

Lakeside | Is our memory of ‘traditional’ general practice fading?

Times are changing. Long gone are the days of semi-detached houses in the suburbs being home to the family doctor. Lakeside Surgery, Corby is a practice like no other. There is a quiet little boating lake surrounded by a wall of fir trees. The water is still. It is a place of serenity. It is a different story on the other side of the road. Through the man-made hole in the trees, only a stone’s throw away is Lakeside Surgery. “The largest GP-lead ‘super practice’ in the NHS” caring for over 100,000 patients, with plans to expand their services to the care of over 300,000. Is this the future of general practice? Will the overwhelming demand on secondary care lead to GP surgeries having to provide more and more acute services?

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When Sparks Fly: Choosing General Practice

Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. He was so different from the rest. Often, the only patients I remember clearly in my mind are unfortunately those who make me sad or angry. I am writing this as almost some sort of memoir to my future self so that I don’t forget such a lovely man. A simple 15-minute routine consultation changed more than just the outlook of my day, it changed me. I can still picture his tan brown boat shoes, woolly jumper and wire-rimmed glasses framing...

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The man in sideroom 2

Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. Through the zig-zag maze of the ward, he was in the first room on the left. An odd-shaped room, tucked in tight, just after the double doors. Blink and you miss it. The room was small, but he had made it his own. His coat was hung over the high back of the armchair. The wheeled table cluttered with all his favourite books. This was the first time I met him, but I could tell from his hospital room that he...

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The Bravest Decision

Chloe Webster is a 4th year medical student, a yogaholic, creative writing enthusiast, and an aspiring future GP. I was just absentmindedly skimming through some patient notes, pushing paperwork for a research study, and there it was. In black and white – an advanced directive. My mind just stopped. I re-read the words as if my eyes were playing tricks on me, but the words still remained. An often unspoken part of the world of medicine. The end of life. I was shocked, to say the least, to see this documented in the notes of a young and well...

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