Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JOIN Doctors Think Tank

Doctors Think Tank

Who are we?

The Doctors Think Tank is the first medically led think tank in the UK. Many of us are doctors and we actively encourage other professionals interested in and knowledgeable about healthcare to join us.

The DTT is not a union and has no allegiance to any political party.

What do we want to do?

We will encourage a vigorous and independent debate and discussion on the future of the UK's healthcare, through postings on our website and discussion documents.

We will provide an opportunity for doctors and interested professionals to join a community that can influence healthcare policy

What do we believe in?

We believe that by whatever method healthcare services are provided, they should be comprehensive and of the very highest standard, putting the patient first .

Where healthcare costs outstrip available resources or very high cost treatments become available, we favour a debate on what is made available rather than this being determined through central diktat.

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Doctors Think Tank

Doctors Think Tank aims to improve patient care. Practising doctors have come together to use the internet to boost the spread of good practice and speed up innovation. For too long the medical profession has been dictated to from the top down and been forced to follow Whitehall prescription, often written by people who have never worked with patients. This has to change. Doctors Think Tank provides a free and easy way of publishing ideas, hopes and aims for the future of healthcare. This grassroot movement is not politically biased and realistically puts patient care first.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Has the Value of a Personal Recommendation Increased?

In this age of economic uncertainty daily newspaper articles seem to be filled with quantitive easing and falling share prices. So, I thought I would write a blog questioning what is increasing in value (other than the cost of living)?

I wondered if the value of personal recommendations has increased during the recession? Maybe not tangibly in money terms, but the value added by social media. Modern technology has made it easier to access and assess how others have found interacting with a company, rather than just relying upon a large faceless corporate brand. Hence, I thought I would add my personal recommendation to 'Good Looking Design', and illustrate an example of their design pictured here. An efficient and client friendly service!