I like it where it is, probably would access and read it less if it were facebook, though am friends with some of you on FB. But will go with the majority.
I suppose FB would encourage more people though and when clinical problems are posed it would give a wider scope of answers. Or do people only post clinical problems on DNUK nowadays?
On 4 Jul 2012, at 07:40, Dinesh Patel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Leave it as it is
> On 3 Jul 2012, at 21:30, Saul Galloway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I just want to try to open a discussion with the list about where
>> GP-UK as an entity is going.
>> Statement of interest : I'm still here since qualification as a dr in
>> 1987, so clearly there's something valued in it for me.
>> There's a handful of people on the list I've met face to face once or
>> twice, that was early on, putting faces to some key names improved the
>> list experience for me. There's (at least) a couple of early
>> participants I miss, in exactly the same way I miss some face to face
>> relationships. There's a lot of old timers I "feel" I know on some
>> Back in the day the internet was new, we were on dial up, and email,
>> listserv, and irc was cutting edge, but times move on and my 21 year
>> old son and 23 year old registrar have never heard of mail lists.
>> There's also an issue of visibility/marketing. I believe as a list
>> both membership numbers and postings we are on a shrinking trend, I'm
>> not aware of any plan to increase participation/visibility which
>> implies a decreasing spiral until we disappear up our own orifice and
>> Tref is the last man standing. If we think this thing has value we
>> should consider promoting it.
>> I think we need to consider de-camping to something that is currently
>> more mainstream like Facebook, or Google groups. If we think the GP-UK
>> "experience" can offer something positive to others we need to get off
>> our arse and and make it so.
>> For me GP-UK is triangulation, sanity checks, peer support, canny
>> tactics, battle hardened colleagues, tapping into experience,
>> mentoring, MDTs, interdisciplinary relationships, sounding boards,
>> networking, cynicism, and that strange oddity e "friendship".
>> Do we / should we care? and if so, then what to do?