Liam Farrell

Our award-winning GP columnist Dr Liam Farrell delivers pearls of wisdom and surreal comedy in his regular despatches from the darker side of general practice.

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Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

There's not enough hours in the day to do everything - even research says so, writes Liam Farrell.

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Liam Farrell: Christmas will be great again

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Liam Farrell: The Trump-Brexit consultation model

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Liam Farrell: The rise of the new healthcare experts

I'm a great supporter of the concept of expert patients - patients taking responsibility...

Liam Farrell: A close encounter of the alien kind

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Liam Farrell: A prescription for catastrophe

A prescription is much more than just a little piece of paper; it has many fathers...

Liam Farrell: Ask away, but you may not like the answer

Joe had just received his weekly antibiotic prescription and I was looking forward...

Liam Farrell: Health promotion is a sacred cow, but is it time well spent?

'I'm here for health promotion, I read about it in the paper. "See your GP", it said,'...

Liam Farrell: Sometimes what you don't say is more important than what you do

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