Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Normal...

Normal…

The WikiLeaks War Logs, Watergate, MP’s Expenses… Why do people leak things?  Ethical concerns?  Prevent harm?  Journalist leak, to other journalists, to show ‘they are in the club’.  Has-beens, wanna-bees, saboteurs.  Who knows? Quite often it suits an organisation to have something leaked, to see how the public react.  How it ‘plays’ in the media, […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Junction fourteen...

Junction fourteen…

Four, is the magic number. Apparently, when it comes to the number of items of information the mind can cope with, before confusion sets in, the magic number is four. So now you know.  Oh, and a bit more… Four is the only number with the same number of characters as its value. And, as […]

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All the latest health policy news from the general **** campaign

Because purdah is still in force, this week’s **** has been heavily redacted. Here are the main parties’ plans for government as set out in their manifestos. A full unexpurgated version can be obtained from **** Party HQ. The **** Party The prime **** announced that the **** Party would provide the NHS with 50,000 […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - That is true...

That is true…

Is it true? Truth is something that gets bent, watered down, twisted and often is a matter of perception.   Truth never damages a just cause and truth, it seems, is the first victim of a general election. As far as I can tell, manifesto claims about the NHS are mostly either untrue, unachievable or unrealistic. […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Still warm...

Still warm…

Evening.   A ring at the doorbell.   A bit late for election canvassers. I struggled out of the armchair and opened the front door. There in the glow of the street-lamp, a smartly dressed woman with a warm smile on her face.   She knew, that I knew, who she was.  I just knew.  Don’t […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Aïssata...

Aïssata…

Am I going to make myself unpopular? I don’t want to.  I really don’t.  I don’t want to say anything that’s going to upset you.  Fundamentally, I think we are on the same page. There will be times when we disagree.   Times when you think I have it wrong and you say so.  That’s […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Eyeglass...

Eyeglass…

I don’t know what you’ve got on your Xmas-Want List?  Your letter to Santa? Cubby Bear, a Walking Buzz Lightyear, a treat from Tiffany, a Tesla? May I suggest you add a watchmaker’s eye glass.  A really good one; 15x magnification with an Aplanatic lens.  The best are made by Loupe of Germany. You’ll need […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Fourberie...

Fourberie…

We have a full house.  All the parties have published their manifestos except the Brexit Brigade… theirs is a ‘contract’. I feel there’s an obligation to read them, review them.  Give them marks out of ten.  Over the years and over forty elections, I’ve done that.  Not this year.  I’ll leave it to the Health-Nuff-Kings […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Put the joy back into work...

Put the joy back into work…

The news that the boss of Health Education England is leaving is unlikely to see tears shed.  There will be a collective cheer, if it’s true, that this could be the inflection point for the organisation closing down. The horrendous state of the workforce, the lack of people was entirely predictable and sits with them.  […]

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New outfit more splendidly integrated than ever

The emperor has announced plans for yet another new outfit, amid claims that this one will be even more splendid than the last. Announcing a refreshed and updated version of the emperor’s wardrobe, a palace spokesman declared that this time it was “confident of complete coverage of his imperial majesty – you definitely won’t be […]