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Plea for the next Prime Minister

Choosing the next Prime Minister First, can I suggest it would save everyone's time and money if, next time, they have to choose a new Prime Minister, they did away with all the time-consuming jiggery-pokery when selecting a new leader? My suggestion is shut all the...

Support for 5 a day

Ditch crisps if you are depressed Running for over 25 years, the US internet site Medscape provides health and medical information "intended to improve patient care with comprehensive clinical information and resources". So ow, when my inbox pops up with one of...

Desperate scramble for treatment

It's our fault - waiting lists are so long We allowed politicians, rather than clinicians, to run the NHS,  This produced an administrative headache, reflected in lengthening waiting lists. Long waiting times appear to be pushing people into paying for private...

Party time again in Downing Street

It's Party time! Having just got over Partygate, it seems it's party time again in Downing Street. So now could be a good time to revive Musical Chairs, the game we played as children.  But this time, gather all the many aspirants for party leadership together around...

LWhere are the promised new hospitals?

What's happened to the promised 40 new hospitals?. Whitehall casually tossed out this sop to us, with the Dept. Health (DH) saying plans were in hand for these new additions. If, like me, you can remember these being promised and...

Summer cooking made easy

The moment the sun comes out for more than a day, I turn in to a lazy sloth.  I was about to make that fantastic Jubilee pudding as a special treat for a gathering of friends.  but the sun came out - and instead, I decided to change thiso complicated recipe t an...

Who shot the messenger?

What's happened to Gordon Messenger?  In 2021 General Sir Gordon Messenger was appointed to lead a review of leadership in the English NHS:  since then - your guess is as good as mine as to what has happened. Healthwatch recently commented "In October 2021, the...

The NHS in today’s Broken Britain

Getting back to normal - let's keep 'new' NHS care After Sajid Javid's laest "Rally the Troops" speech to the NHS, I MUST remember to re-double my efforts to tell those still working in the NHS I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU! During lockdown, many of us discovered...

NHS should take note of ASCO comments

World hears importance of Exercise for cancer survivors But will the NHS take note as it was singled out for comment? Held every year in the States, the ASCO conference is the biggest and most important get-together of the world's cancer specialists Last year 32,000...

Jeremy Hunt

Six years as Minister and what did he have to show for it? Jeremy Hunt was Secretary for Health from 2012 to 2018, probably one of the most elusive Health Secretaries ever.  Finally he challenged Bojo for the PM ship, but lost out.  However,  with his new book just...

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