Special Election Edition

There was a time when the dates of general elections were decided on the whim of the PM, but one of the first acts of the coalition was to fix elections to a 5 year cycle. I find it hard to believe that our policy makers didn’t think of the possibility that the next election… Read More »

Shame and Blame

My previous rant this month has been on one of my favourite subjects, my frustration with the government and political interference with the NHS. When things go wrong it invariably seems to me that society (led by the Daily Mail) needs a scapegoat, it needs someone to blame. If someone has made a mistake, they… Read More »

April Foolishness

This month’s April edition is a little different from my usual April newsletters … which always include one article featuring the world famous Prof Aillo, an expert polymath who’ve I’ve attributed to the discovery of the real reasons why we dream, the hidden properties of DNA, virtual diets, operating without touching patients and many more… Read More »

Head Transplant

I read with great interest in the New Scientist about a surgeon who is pretty sure that in the near future he will be performing head transplants. I’ve spent a fair amount of time wondering about this. After all it is remarkable what can be done today. The boffins are genetically engineering organs left right… Read More »

Bionic Man

I think I’m pretty fit for someone who receives mail from Saga. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink any alcohol, I do drink lots of beetroot juice, I run lots, I eat healthily, I don’t have any chronic health problems and I don’t take any medication. Now I appreciate that a lot of these benefits… Read More »

Dignified Death

The government knows that most health clinicians are incapable of thinking for themselves. The cynic in me feels that this is just part and parcel of living in a nanny state which seeks to control all aspects of our lives. I have learnt over the years that whenever a government (of any colour) says that… Read More »

Shop-A-Doc

You may think this is the latest initiative from Amazon to take over health care. However their initiative to fly ‘doc drones’ to your front door and beam back your medical info to ‘House’ their health super computer is still in its infancy and not being trialled in the UK until next year. You may… Read More »