Humour

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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