Don's diaryBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.973-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:973
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
What do academics do all day?
Monday Writing day. I'm drafting an editorial about measuring culture in healthcare organisations. I immerse myself in anthropologist Clifford Geertz's “Notes on a Balinese cockfight,” one of the finest (and funniest) ethnographic studies ever published. I struggle to transfer the ideas to the NHS.
Sample size calculation for a diabetes grant application. An old friend, now a multicentre trialist, has sent me a piece of software, and I've connected …