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No one to look after them

Here are some facts… The British Nationality Act 1948 gave UK citizenship to all people living in the United Kingdom and its colonies, full rights of entry and settlement into the UK.  Many were attracted by better prospects in ‘the mother country’. HMT Empire Windrush brought a group of 492 West Indian migrants to the port […]



Dame Julie Moore and Arsene Wenger gone in the same week. Both of these icons will have their fans and detractors.  Anyone who has tangled with The Dame will have a view.  Any football fan, who likes winning will have an opinion on Inspector Clouseau. Whatever… they’ll leave a hole, fans and a confused team. […]

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop better treatments.


How effective do you want to be

On the train, the first thing Anji does is find her iPhone and scroll through Facebook.  Her SoMe, morning routine. Friends, nights-out, holidays, meet-up-messages, adverts and the lives of celebrities… so different to her daily slog at the office. Onto Twitter and finally emails.  Anji doesn’t do many.  Her Dad uses it, to see how […]


Sir Trevor’s week

Sir Trevor Longstay, co-chair of the NHS Blithering STP Alliance has agreed to open up his private diary and share his reflections on a typical week as a top leader Monday – Plackard on the phone again, begging for his old job back. Few things are more pitiful than the sound of a grown man […]

Malaria experts fear disease’s resurgence

For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, sparking concerns about a resurgence of the too often deadly disease. Experts, and philanthropist Bill Gates, are urging country leaders gathering at the Commonwealth summit in London to pledge more money to fight the illness….


It’s all we have

There is an excoriating piece in American Spectator…  ‘Britain Holds Another Baby Hostage.’ It’s about Alfie Evans and draws upon the desperate tale of Charlie Gard.  Broadly, the author challenges the rightness of the NHS going to court to decide the fate of a child, over the rights of parents. ‘… the police are standing […]


Patients on the wards

‘Because it’s the right thing to do…’  Thanks to recent events, it’s a phrase we are going to hear a lot of in the coming days. ‘I’ve done it because it’s the right thing to do.’  It’s pretty hard to argue with.  All you can say is, ‘Well, I don’t think it is the right […]