To a lot of people, the world may seem like a crazy place. Britain has voted to leave the EU and Trump is getting votes. I don’t want Trump to be president and I think the UK will take an economic bashing for leaving. Of course, it would be lazy and an active step against … Continue reading What have I learnt from Brexit and Trump’s success?
As doctors and nurses we always want to prevent/reduce disease. The introduction of new technology keeps telling us that we will reduce mistakes, treat certain diseases and reduce cost of certain treatment pathways. However, although technology is accelerating at an alarming rate we don’t see patient safety increasing in the same manner. In some years … Continue reading The Peltzman Effect and Patient Safety
My interest is engineering, physics and data analysis in the context of medicine. However, when you learn math and use it to build models you cannot help this filtering into everyday life, news and politics. In-fact it this reason why I urge nearly everyone I bump into to improve their math skills even if it means … Continue reading Avoid sensationalism in gun control, use calculus
Florence Nightingale arrived at a military hospital in Scutari, Crimea to find squalor, chaos and death.She left it organised, efficient and a less dangerous place to stay. The organisational skills of Nightingale are well known, and rightly celebrated for saving the lives of many soldiers, but it was through her lesser known abilities that she … Continue reading What does nursing have in common with statistics?
As the average household computing power increases, computing power cost decreases. As the Internet and high level programming evolves more and more non-traditional developers are learning code and using it to increase their productivity in their jobs. It’s no secret that more and more doctors are becoming interested in coding, tech development and software implementation. … Continue reading Applying your coding skills in the NHS
coAs it is for many doctors and nurses maths and mathematical modelling isn’t covered much in education. This doesn’t mean that the undergraduate education needs an overhaul. There is a lot of learn when training to be a nurse or doctor. However, when doctors and nurses start finding their way in the clinical setting some … Continue reading How to construct a mathematical model