An Interview with Bill Clow, retired Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, and now Locum in NZ

Bill Clow has been a consultant in Pembrokeshire for as long as I have been a GP. He has seen numerous reorganisations and leaders, and has worked in the Pembrokeshire or the Hywel Dda Trust when morale was high, and when it was low…

22nd November 2013

Bill has some interesting comments on primary care co-payments as in NZ, and the effect they have on improving the quality of the consultation and the happiness of staff…. Also on previous management, some of whom he feels were very high class.

See also previous posts – Interview with Paul Davies (WAM) for Pembrokeshire and other NHS consultants/staff. Don’t be afraid to interview your MP or WAM or SAM or other professionally elected member – and send the Audio file to this site. It is a pity that my MP for N. Pembrokeshire, Stephen Crabbe, does not feel he has time or anything to say to add to the philosophical debate about health care.

Round in CirclesThis diagram from recent BMJ.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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