How To Boost Your Love For Life

How To Boost Your Love For Life

Early on, there’s the immediate impact of blazing sunshine, matched by intense heat during the summer months, all mitigated by ubiquitous air conditioning. There’s the bright white, monochromatic landscape outside of town and the impressive cityscape at night. The people are on the whole friendly and relationships built on trust gradually develop week by week. 

Read More

How To Live Longer By Avoiding Distractions

How To Live Longer By Avoiding Distractions

I came this White Paper recently. I would urge you to print it and talk to your family about it. It’s entitled "Understanding the distracted brain "WHY DRIVING WHILE USING HANDS-FREE CELL PHONES IS RISKY BEHAVIOR" and was published in 2012 by the National Safety Council in the U.S.You can read the paper here and among the many statistics it reports here are some of the most impressive.

Read More

7 Things I Have Learnt About Dealing With A Media Feeding Frenzy

7 Things I Have Learnt About Dealing With A Media Feeding Frenzy

Any health care CEO will tell you that sooner or later something is likely to go badly wrong. Our organisations conduct high-risk activities every day and our clinical teams perform to the highest standards. The fact remains however that according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine medical error should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. 

Read More

Dealing With The Downside Of Staff Shortages

Dealing With The Downside Of Staff Shortages

My previous letters have focused largely on two areas. 

How we can organise ourselves to make better plans and join things up. I’ve talked about our strategy, and how we aim to turn this into actions we are taking each day. 

Reflections on many of the good things which I see all the time at Al Wakra Hospital – which I think people are entitled to be congratulated for and which we should all celebrate.

Read More

The 4 Characteristics Of Successful Clinical Innovation Systems

The 4 Characteristics Of Successful Clinical Innovation Systems

Innovators don't long to sit on committees or while away their days filling in acres of paper. A characteristic of a successful clinical innovation system is that it is easy to bring an idea forward. This is particularly important at the early stage. It's better to have a broad idea funnel with plenty of rejects, than a narrow one.

Read More