Category Archives: A Touch of Politics!

Dictators and Judges and The Daily Mail

PanoramaI was one of the 7 million viewers who watched with horror and fascination the recent Panorama documentary on North Korea

I was particularly interested with their high tech hospital which someone presumably high up in the North Korea hierarchy deemed worthy of showing off to curious foreigners.

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A Cunning Plan

Demark DoctorThere are 365 days in most years and 366 in the other.

So roughly speaking there is a 0.3% chance that the launch of any new initiative will fall on April Fools Day.

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Choice

JamPoliticians know that more choice is good for us.

It engenders competition which, as any self respecting bureaucrat and politician knows, drives up quality and drives down cost.

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Review Clinics

Surgery Annual ReviewsI have had a few patients contact me concerned that their annual review has been a bit late coming.

This is due to a change of personnel in the surgery and normal service will be resumed when we have developed our new systems.

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The Olympics

Olympics 2012The Olympics are upon us.

Enthusiasm has reached fever pitch and we’re all on the edge of our seats with excitement cheering on team GB.

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Olympics, GPs and what is it all about anyway?

Olympics 2012Over the last 4 years we, as a nation, have become ever more Olympics obsessed.

My daily newspaper has been counting the days to go for over a year. Ticket sales have already eclipsed all previous Olympics.

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NHS Direct, Tripadviser and bad reviews

Victor MeldrewI’ve been writing these Newsletters for years – one a month and we’re onto edition 171.

I guess that each one is read by about a hundred people, but and here’s the rub, I think they’re the same hundred people – so over the 13 years I’ve been offloading my frustrations I’m known to about 2 -300 readers as that disgruntled Victor Meldrew like GP who has a problem with politicians, bureaucrats and authority.

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