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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:903
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    In my appraisal my colleague, glancing through my CV, asked me why I was never involved in any healthcare politics or management. The reason, I was slightly embarrassed to admit, is that I seem to be startlingly ineffective at meetings. I have never been quite sure why this is. I used to come away slightly rattled that any contribution I made was uniformly ignored. After a particularly bad run I began to worry that my support for any particular plan …

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