Do dogs get better health care?

Fido doesn't have to wait for an appointment If your dog is sick, how long does it wait to see the Vet? Last time I had a sick dog, I phoned the vet and was told "bring him in this afternoon". I had just come out of hospital, and as the Receptionist fussed over him, I...

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Does the NHS get its priorities right?

The NHS runs on forms  The NHS chucked out Heat and other dog-eared magazines lying around in Outpatients, and instead, we occupy our waiting time with a clipboard and form to fill in. Handed to you without a smile; the Receptionist knows what's on the form, and she's...

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Dido amongst the ruins

Are we now in safe hands? Test and Trace is another Government wheeze to add to the pile of post-Covid problems.  The past few months has seen turmoil with official plans, but Baronness (Dido) Harding has been appointed to the latest 'flagship' initiative - Test and...

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The Indoor Mountain-climbing Club Cartoons

Here is a selection of cartoons and comments on  current times_   A Canadian friend says "got myself a seniors GPS--not only gets me where I want to go- but it also reminds me of why I wanted to go there in the first place.  ________________________ If they put...

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More Jargon

Our funny old 'medical' language Next time they've run out of old magazines in Outpatients, pick up a newspaper and see how many of today's medical terms could have another meaning. For starters .......   ARTERY - - - - - - - - - The Study of Paintings CEASARIAN...

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NHS Bulletin

NHS and NHS Improvement Bulletin This plops into my inbox every month, with latest news about the NHS The headline in this month's issue proudly announces:- The NHS supports World Suicide Day   This sounds a rather drastic way of sorting out staff and bed...

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