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...

This explains all

Oxford Univerity Reseacher explains NHS  Remember Matron? She was the person who managed to run her hospital with an Assistant and a small number of key workers. Today, Oxford University researcher Karl Crawford has come up with an analysis of the current employment...

Cancer “language” needs updating

Words can mean a lot.  But the language professionals use when talking to us needs an overhaul I am fed up with “just a scratch”. No – I want to scream.  Uttering that platitude usually means a painful dig as a nurse remembers to say this, but...

Dido in the ruins of Carthage

  Story for our (NHS) times Baroness Harding (fortuitously called Dido) recently sent round a letter to top NHS personel which started out …as people are the NHS’s greatest assets… Went on for six – yes, SIX boring pages on the same theme, and...

Non-PC thoughts on NHS forms

By the time I stood outside the door, trying to work out if this was correct place for me, it was almost too late.  In these days of PC correctness, the simplest action can be fraught with danger.  I daren’t even say “God Bless” to someone, in case I...
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