LINQ EXAMPLES. LINQ is probably one of the main reasons why I’ve stuck with C#. It’s such a powerful in memory data manipulation namespace in dotNet and the main reason why you can abbreviate tens of lines of code into one. I’ve accumulated a few queries which I use regularly which I hope you may […]Read More LINQ TRINKETS
Being a doctor who codes is not as romantic as you would think. You try hard to keep consistent with development but you end up in peaks and troughs of coding rather than a preferred consistent flow. The Surgery work is phenomenal and I’m frantically trying to clear the work load to spend time coding. You have your […]Read More FROG IN A WELL & EVENT HANDLERS
SIMPLE CSV MAPPER. I had an evening yesterday to do some coding for another GP Surgery and it made me understand it’s not a matter doing the best possible application which is loosely coupled, well designed and future proof but using the right tools for the job. I was asked by Tom Brownhill in a […]Read More RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB
LAYERING CODE. I’ve been reading up on the Onion Architecture and think it’s a nice way of organising your code leading on to Domain Driven Design. This is my first project for this way of developing and it’s on the back end of a request from a good friend of mine to address a specific […]Read More ONION ARCHITECTURE WITH CSVMAPPER
TARGETED MUR CHECKS. I’m just going to go out and say it. Community pharmacists are a very under utilised useful resource we have for commissioning care in the local area. I actually see them fit a similar position to Information Technology (IT), medication is ubiquitous and infiltrates into all aspects of services which we provide […]Read More INTEGRATING WITH COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS
I’m getting into really understanding about delegates and thought I’d share my thoughts around this. I’m just touching the surface, but event driven development is something I’ve wanted to do for sometime. In this basic tutorial I’m trying to address the following simple problem. “I would like to work out if one value is greater […]Read More DELEGATES AND LAMBDAS
LOOKING AT APPROPRIATE OUTPATIENT REFERRAL RATES. GPs for a little while have been asked to compare each other’s outpatient referrals rates. The idea is that this peer to peer open review will help us understand each others referral patterns. For some reason and due to a natural competitive nature of human behaviour, I think we […]Read More REASONS
RISK STRATIFICATION IN PRIMARY CARE. For those who know me, I frequently say the number 42 to my peers in relation to why patients get admitted to hospital. We know the answer, that they are in hospital but what is the question, what brought them in in the first place or more importantly can we […]Read More THE ANSWER IS 42. SO WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
I was told by someone that if you put a picture of a cat in your blog, you’ll get instant site views to the sound of “oos” and “aahs”. Unfortunately since the majority of my demographic is probably non-cat loving males, I’m not hedging my bets. I thought I’d put this post up more for […]Read More CIRCULAR DEPENDENCIES AND INTERFACES
There has been a lot of talk recently in UK health related IT sites around getting clinicians to code mainly catalysed by an article on Tim Kelsey’s opinion on the matter in E-Health Insider. This subject has been very emotive for me for a little while. When I talk tech to fellow GPs, they tend […]Read More SO YOU WANT TO CODE?