NHS solution

Regular readers will know that I have often been less than complimentary about how politicians run the health service. My analysis comes down to the fact that our political system is broken. This disease is hardly restricted to the UK with our long-time allies across the pond shaking their heads in disbelief as their President systematically trashes… Read More »

Genome Machine? Time Machine? Doomsday Machine?

Regular readers know that the world famous polymath Prof Aillo only publishes his groundbreaking work once a year on April 1st and only in the Denmark Doctor. This year’s seismic research is all about genetics. It took over a decade and $2.7 billion dollars to sequence the first whole genome. For most of us a book containing the correct… Read More »

The End of the NHS is Nigh

Last month’s Newsletter was vaguely informative and moved away from my usual rants and Doomsday scenarios. This month we’ve returned to more normal ground and open up with a couple of articles predicting the demise of General Practice—both from differing but ultimately similar causes—the profit of private companies working in the NHS. GP at hand—… Read More »

Escape Pain

I have mentioned our efforts to help patients with chronic pain come off opiates. The problem lies in the fact that a few years ago the medical profession was of the opinion that morphine and its derivatives were really good for managing pain provided that you got the dose right – the simple message was… Read More »

USS Machine

A little while ago we launched an appeal for a new ultrasound scanning machine. Our old machine had finally come to the ends of its useful life and we needed to raise £5,000 for a new scanner. In the end, we actually raised £7,000, which meant we were able to purchase a higher quality machine.… Read More »