Leave no one behind... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Leave no one behind…

It is extremely expensive to be poor.  Your time is valued less, hand to mouth costs more and you can’t buy money at a price you can afford.  And your life, how is it valued… Well, it’s measured by health inequalities.  We see the price of life played out, every day at the dreary government press conferences.  The […]

Thank you... Isle_of_White_NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Thank you…

I guess it’ll be a long time before any of us will be ready to get on the four-thirty flight from Manchester or Gatwick, to sunny beaches. With the provisions of social distancing and queueing, it’ll be quicker to walk to Benidorm or Corfu. We might start thinking about holidaying here?  There is a place […]

Too much to ask... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Too much to ask…

Are we nudging our way out of the Corona-storm?  Towards calmer waters ahead? Don’t sell yer sou’wester just yet! An essential life-line; the development of tracing.  The conventional method, knocking on doors.  In this case, millions of them.  Who’s going to put on a mask and do that? Or, ringing people up… hoping they can remember who […]

Honestly... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Honestly…

No, he didn’t hit the 100k test target. Why couldn’t No18 have said;  ‘We got so close and if you’d allow me to include the mailed-out, uncompleted tests, we did it… but hey-ho… thank you to every one who put so much effort in… you’ve set a fabulous trajectory and we are off, on the […]

Humble... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Humble…

Looks like he’s missed the target.  More importantly, he’s missed the point. No18 has failed on his 100k test target, by the end of April… three things come to mind. First; 100k tests doesn’t get near the numbers that we should be testing.  Not once a month, not once a week, but every day. Second; the […]

A good place... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

A good place…

We’re hearing a lot about following the science.  If we could figure out what or which science, we might have an idea. Masks, what science?  The science that says, in over 20 countries, wear masks.  Or our science that says; don’t bother. Given up on science?  Let’s try philosophy. As we can’t know the unknowns, knowing […]

Social care... Training Primary Care - NHS - GPs

Social care…

How’s yer granny?  Mine liked a port-n-lemon, shortbread biscuits, dripping sandwiches and played the piano, in a pub.   Good old gran.  Have you got a gran?  Is she safe?  Where do you think she might be safe? In a care-home, with people of her own age and experience, looked after by the super-well-intended… or… […]

Close shave... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

Close shave…

Ok guys… it’s got to be done. Go to Amazon, spend thirty quid, then have a mooch around the Google-sphere.  Find out what’s what… give it a go. You can’t go on pretending it’s OK.  It’s not.  You’re looking a mess. If you have another half, whom you trust, to stand behind you with something […]

The government of the day... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

The government of the day…

It would have been so easy to use London’s Hyde Park… but they didn’t. It wasn’t just a ‘London thing’.  It was a national.   Millennium Point in Birmingham, wasn’t the obvious first choice, but railway and road networks made it a place the nation could visit. As the wind swept its way through the […]

A fair bargain... NHS_Training_in_Primary_Care_General_Practice

A fair bargain…

Are you happy that supermarkets know what you buy? If you shop on-line, they keep a convenient list of what you bought last time, so you can click, ‘repeat’.  Convenient, isn’t it? If you do your shopping in person, when you check out, they give you points on your loyalty card.  In exchange, they compile […]