Definitely you

When you think it can’t get any colder… it does. Looking at the stars was once for lovers.  Now they bring the invisible cold that only night can create.  Who is it, freezing on the streets?   Could it be you? Wake up, hungry to the pit of your stomach.  Not eaten properly in weeks.  […]

Making progress as we go into 2018

The Co-Chair of the Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) looks at the focus on vital: The first formal meeting of the newly formed EDC, following a workshop in July, saw an excellent and wide ranging discussion about a number of key areas. These included the key publications by the Cabinet Office and the Care Quality Commission […]

Staff training courses

A mystery

There’s a bloke I’ve been watching on the telly.  Jim.  He’s been teaching me quantum mechanics… he’s on BBC4. You clever lot probably know all about it… but it’s new to me.  What I like about Jim; he doesn’t pretend he knows everything.  Actually he couldn’t.  Even if he wanted to. Some aspects of Quantum […]

Training GP Staff

Build your own Accountable Care System

The NHS has teamed up to Lego to create the most absorbing and challenging construction set ever. The Lego Accountable Care System promises to keep you and your family occupied well into the New Year 2023 and beyond. Watch their faces light up this Christmas morning as they eagerly tear off the hundreds of layers […]

The best job in the world

I remember it well.  Even as the former chair of a district health authority I had no idea what to expect. The Thatcher reforms of healthcare promised a level of operational freedoms for hosptials that was unprecedented.  Their own balance sheets, staff on local pay and conditions, create businesses and dispose of assets.  The first […]

One we can do without

News and Comment from Roy Lilley. ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’  We have the Clash’s Mick Jones to thank for that enduring lyric. Deciding when to stay and when to go, from a job, can be tricky. If you wake up miserable, go to bed miserable and everything in between is miserable… I […]

Education may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

“Alzheimer’s risk ‘falls by 11% for every year spent in education’,” reports the Mail Online. This was based on a study that looked at the genetic make-up and modifiable risks of around 17,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The researchers assessed 24 risk factors for dementia and found that education […]


Planning for the Monday meeting?  What are you going to say?  There can’t be an organisation in the NHS that isn’t facing some grim news, some finance problem, some delivery issue, some savings malarkey. What are you going to say to make Monday special and the week memorable?  How will next week be the week […]

One in five teens obese

More than one in three British teenagers are overweight or obese, a new study has found. Researchers have found that 20% of 14 year olds in the UK are obese.  And a further 15% were deemed to be overweight. Full story: Recent Posts This Weeks NHS Primary Care News Roundup Heart may not be only […]