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Navigating change
  1. Abi Berger
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abi Berger, London, UK; journal{at}fsrh.org

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Many people find the idea of change challenging. My personal approach to it, I recently realised, is to hang around for a long time in contemplation, feeling increasingly anxious, but then once I reach a certain point, move relatively quickly. The energy release I experience from finally waking up to wanting change is powerful, and with this surge I can make things happen.

Last October after a canny intervention from my family, I found myself suddenly ready to leave the National Health Service (NHS) GP practice I’ve been working in – wedded to, as it seemed – for 22 years. My other half suggested it might be difficult to continue working in a place where I no longer held any overall responsibility, and had to accept …

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