Primary Care Training_NHS_General_Practice_Change our destiny...

Change our destiny…

It was obvious, wasn’t it? I’m sure he is a lovely guy, full of all the right motives; equality evangelist, democrat, socialist, trades unionist, campaigner, anti-fascist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid.    He received the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2013 and the Seán MacBride Peace Prize in 2017 for his promotion of peace… but… Prime Minister, I […]

Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - Get what they promised...

Get what they promised…

That’s it, the elections is over.  The Tories have their feet under the table.  Now it’s about delivery…  Election Cut-Out and Keep ’em Honest List ✄—–✄—–✄—–✄—–✄—–✄—–✄—–✄ Here is what has been promised. This is the promise Done ✓ £6.2 billion more this year – ‘getting to the front-line’. NHS Budget up by £33.9bn by 2023/4 […]

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What will they add-up to…

Get Brexit done… … a phrase that’s doin’ my ‘ead-in. It’s what advertisers call a ‘sticky phrase’.   In the same genre as ‘Beans means, Heinz’.  An advertising strap-line from over 20 yers ago and still sticks.  A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play.  Drink a pint-a milk a-day. Of course beans don’t […]

Time Traveller... Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs

Time Traveller…

Time travel… the ability to travel across time. If only!  A chance to talk to Nelson?  Have a look at Mars.  A friendly chat with Florence Nightingale. Not possible?  Actually I’ve done it… last week.  I travelled back through the 60’s, East Berlin, the Cold War. How did I do it?  I started at London’s […]

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 […]