Tag Archives: NHS

Enough is enough.

Call me naïve if you like, but I still believe that most politicians go into the business because they want to make the world a better place. They may lose their way, become seduced by the sense of their own … Continue reading

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The hush hush health policy

So what are these proposals that no-one dare let Liberal Democrats see at Conference? There is an increasing body of reputable opinion and evidence that market competition is an expensive irrelevance in healthcare. It is interesting to note that every … Continue reading

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Special Train Administrators

I would like to repeat a story that I heard recently as I believe it bears telling more widely. It is a story of trains and supermarkets. There is a supermarket in South London called Food Four All. It was … Continue reading

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Your hospital could be closed or taken over without any consultation.

In the law of the jungle we see nature red in tooth and claw, dog eats dog, might is right, competition is king and the playground bully rules the roost. In a civilised society, however we have different values. We … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday NHS – or is it?

When I was a medical student we regarded patients over 65 as being elderly. They would be admitted to the geriatric ward instead of the medical ward. There was almost a feeling that the elderly were not worth saving. Things … Continue reading

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Ding dong.

I am sorry if I should seem to be a ‘misery guts’ but I do not see this as a time for celebration or rejoicing. I cannot rejoice at the death of another human being. Nor can I celebrate the … Continue reading

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