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What is this? Some have suggested it's Grateful Dread Public Relations, a Baltimore Radio Station.  Good try, but actually it's the latest wheeze to come out of the turgid minds of the boffins in Brussels, greatly aided by the Yes-men in Whitehall.  And hasn't it got...

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How the NHS spends our money

Are we getting value for money with the NHS?  If not, what can we do? I often wondered why London's  King's College Hospital was more user-friendly than other London hospitals. How was it that Outpatients there could manage to see me without the usual long waits that...

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Duchess champions nurses

At last - hard-working Nurses to get recognition. Kensington Palace has announced  "The Duchess of Cambridge will visit St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday 27th February to officially launch @NursingNow2020, a campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide....

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1% for Prostate

As a tribute to Tessa Jowell, let's campaign for better cancer treatment for all There are complaints that breast cancer gets more attention, more funding and more research than prostate and other cancers. But to be fair, it was women who came out and bravely...

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Adding to Covid confusion

Months after lockdown started, am I alone in still being confused by Government advice? The once daily Talking Heads performance from Downing Street left me bemused.  Then I get an official four-page letter with the above heading - and I was still confused. Reading...

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Questions the NHS needs to answer

Why was NHS so unprepared to deal with Coronavirus? The mood in the media is changing.  With lockdown easing, British media has turned from eulogising the NHS, to asking questions about NHS administration and its handling of the crisis. No longer is the NHS regarded...

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Clapping for NHS won’t pay their bills

Clapping comes cheap, and it's easy to do. What is going to take more effort, and a lot of planning post lockdown, is to ensure those on the front line in the current crisis get a well-deserved pay increase. And I don't mean the Administrators, or hospital CEOs on...

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Keep safe whilst shopping

Shopping exposes us to germs Your local supermarket is doing everything possible to keep surfaces germ-free, but it's other shoppers - and particularly their children - that are scattering these nasties around. Recent research has found that a trolley can be germier...

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