Dr. Marcus Jason Baw – Locum GP & Emergency Physician

CLINICAL INTERESTS

CURRENT POSTS

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Over the past 10 years working as a hospital doctor I have had front-line experience of clinical responsibility in numerous medical disciplines. My further career in General Practice has widened my experience and allowed me to learn a wide range of new skills for consultation and clinical work.

QUALIFICATIONS

POSTGRADUATE EXAMINATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE EXAMINATIONS

PRE-MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

PREVIOUS MEDICAL POSTS

(all posts immediately sequential without gaps, unless otherwise indicated)

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION – COURSES/MEETINGS

(2005 – present, courses prior to 2005 omitted for brevity, details of these on request)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL GOVERNANCE

During my time as a trainee in a range of hospital specialities and later in Primary Care, I have gradually developed a strong interest in management, and in particular in the style of implementation employed when aiming to make organisational changes. I have always maintained that ease of use and practicality in new systems are the key to harmonious adoption of a new system. Put simply:

“make it easier to do it right than do it wrong, and people will probably do it right.”

Unfortunately this simple principle is often ignored and that is why we see cumbersome, clunky, unfit-for-purpose, committee-designed computer systems being rolled out by a distant hierarchy, to a staff who rapidly find themselves mired in extra work. By and large, people are not inherently opposed to new technology, when it is designed well, and it helps them. Many people happily use email and Facebook at home but hate the computer system at work.

Below are some examples of my previous work in the area of safety, clinical governance, management and implementation style.

AUDIT

I am an advocate of the use of good clinical audit to support systems change and improvement. Some of my recent audits include:

PUBLICATIONS and PRESS

MEDICAL INTERESTS

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

I am married and have two children. We live on and ‘hobby-farm’ a one-acre smallholding and enjoy growing fruit and vegetables and breeding ducks and hens. I follow realistic sustainable and organic principles and strongly support recycling, bio-fuels, and Permaculture. I also like all kinds of traditional manual crafts and primitive skills such as brewing, candle making, woodwork and wood boat building, cooking and preserving, and I am a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

I am an avid musician and have been playing guitar in bands and musical productions for 17 years. I have a widely varied taste in music encompassing jazz, swing and folk, and regularly play in informal acoustic sessions.

I also enjoy outdoor hobbies such as canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking, and photography. I am a voluntary helper with local Scouts and teach Bushcraft and Knotwork to the scouts.

I am a fluent computer user and have been into computing since my parents bought me and my brother our first computer (an Acorn Electron) in about 1983. I am an experienced advanced user of Windows XP and 7, and a few years ago began to use Linux as my main operating system. I currently mainly use Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS/JS, as well as the Windows automation language AutoHotKey, and the similar framework for Linux AutoKey. OS-wise I currently use Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.

REFEREES

For obvious reasons I do not publish my referee’s names here on the website, but I can provide referees on request.