Soundings Soundings

Challenge and change

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7381.171/a (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:171
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    Here in Auchendreich, far removed from the frenetic pace of events common in the great teaching centres, we pride ourselves on taking the longer view. This is in part a feature of the innate stolidity of the semi-rural Scot, and in part a matter of evidence based realism: our flagship new hospital, opened only last May, was, after all, in its planning stages for more than 30 years.

    So at all levels there is recognition that …

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