Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs - One or two others

One or two others…

News and Comment from Roy Lilley It’s a big old lump of a book. Seven hundred, plus pages. Reflections, insights, a peep behind the curtain of government and written with a melancholic frankness I never expected. For the Record is David Cameron’s autobiography, a readable, lucid and well written work. Cameron makes a powerful point […]

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Usually…

Brazil, South Africa and Kenya, according to Forbes, are the most dangerous places on earth, to live. A cocktail of poverty, political instability and poor law enforcement. The US is 11th in the top fifteen and the popular tourist destinations, Egypt 8th and Turkey number five. The safest; Luxembourg, Switzerland and Norway. The UK doesn’t […]

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One step at a time…

World Suicide Prevention Day has come and gone. It’s a World Health Organisation initiative. In past years, over 300 activities in around 70 countries were reported, including educational and commemorative events, press briefings and conferences, as well as Facebook and Twitter coverage. If it interests you, there is a very good web-portal here. Maybe it’s […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Shuffle-up...

Shuffle-up…

Most of you reading this don’t live in London but perhaps a lot of you will visit London for conferences and meetings. Some come for celebrations and special occasions, others’ll give it a wide-birth and never dream of visiting the capital. What you’ll all know is, in the rush-hour, London is a helluva place and […]

Is obeying the law bad for your health?

(With apologies to Private Eye’s A Doctor) As a doctor I’m often asked: Is obeying the law bad for you? The short answer is yes and no. This handy symptom-checker can help you to decide whether a short course of flouting could work for you or would do more harm than good. Are you experiencing […]

See what his plans are…

Earlier this year, Russian President, Vladimir Putin said; ‘Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world’. I thought he might be talking about who corners the market in Almas but no. To underline the significance of this topic, Alan Schwarzman, founder of private equity house, Blackstone, has gifted $150m […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs A lot to prove...

A lot to prove…

From the Guardian; ‘… I have never seen such an empty vessel as a cabinet minister. This is one NHS chief executive’s verdict on Matt Hancock’s stint as health and social care secretary… … it reflects a widespread view among NHS bosses that if Boris Johnson’s imminent formation of his first government leads to Hancock […]

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No App for that…

It’s all over. With the triumph of hope over reality, we have a new Prime Minister. When Boris Johnson was the mayor of London he had a close interest in health and the causes of ill-health. He hired a very experienced ex-NHS manager to advise him and lobbied for the Mayor of London to have […]

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Smart enough…

We are where we are. We start where we stand. We have to make the best of it… Work with whatever’s at hand. I thought you might like that little homily from Lilley Rules for Life! We have a big issue; working with what is at hand. There’s a workforce crisis, how do we fix […]

Training Primary Care NHS GPs Wooshing sound..

Whooshing sound…

We won’t have much longer to wait. The next prime minister, will be delivered by Tory Party members; • 70% are male… • 97% are white British. • Average age, 57, +40% aged over 65. • Members are concentrated in the southern half of the country, • Six out of 10 living in Eastern England, […]