Complexity theory goes a long way to explain the behaviour of
colleagues who spend as much time as they can in management (controlling)
roles. It is also encouraging to find some authoritative support in the
opposition to the headlong rush to the "practice of medicine by numbers"
(protocols and guidelines).
I hope that by pointing a fellow GP to this article at the weekend I
have been able to reduce his disillusionment with modern general practice.
I hope, too, it will help me to remain a little longer in a job I love but
which is increasingly made difficult by those who least understand it.
Competing interests: No competing interests