Dr Claire Fuller

///Dr Claire Fuller

Exploding the myths of primary care

2019-02-04T08:33:17+00:00February 4th, 2019|

A GP named A J Cronin blessed us in the 1960s and early 1970s with Dr Finlay’s Casebook, a grainy black and white televised account of family doctors in the Scottish Highlands of the 1920s. Gouty old Doctor Cameron could not suppress either the charm or the good humour of the suave young Finlay, [...]

Reflecting on the new NHS Long-term Plan

2019-01-14T10:17:57+00:00January 14th, 2019|

It is tempting to see strategic plans as radical calls to arms but generally they are not. A long sea voyage in uncertain waters is a more apt metaphor. The great merit of the new NHS Long Term Plan is that it is presented as a journey – one that does not underplay the [...]

New Year’s resolutions

2018-12-31T09:19:16+00:00December 31st, 2018|

It’s a truism that New Year’s resolutions are set up to fail, although intriguingly there is some research to suggest that they are still more likely to succeed than commitments made at other times of year (but perhaps that’s just the way Old Father Time, The Easter Bunny and other seasonal icons carved up [...]

Taking a view on the health impact of loneliness

2018-12-31T09:14:50+00:00December 24th, 2018|

The last three years have seen an increasing focus on the health impact of loneliness, with even that normally unsensational journal The Economist highlighting “heart attacks, strokes, cancers, eating disorders, drug abuse, sleep deprivation, depression, alcoholism and anxiety” as some of its associated morbidities in a recent article. So it seems fitting in Christmas [...]

Welcome to Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

2018-01-02T15:14:46+00:00October 25th, 2017|

Hello and welcome to our first blog for Surrey Heartlands.  My name is Dr Claire Fuller and I’m a practising GP – I’ve grown up, lived and worked in Surrey on and off since I was three. Surrey is my home and where most of my friends and family live.  Earlier this year I [...]