Category Archives: A Touch of Politics!

Striking Times

One of the great things about being a doctor is that you can have several jobs and roles at the same time. Most of you know that my main job is simply seeing patients, but I also train doctors in the practice, appraise doctors outside of the practice, assess people with serious mental illness for… Read More »

Olympic Dream?

Wow what an Olympics that was. Second in the world – not bad for a little country like ours. It just goes to show what you can do with an excellent management structure and appropriate funding. I think you can probably see where my thinking is going. Because there are a lot of similarities between… Read More »

New Job

Well the dust is beginning to settle from a momentous month’s cataclysmic events. In an ideal world I would now be celebrating the fact that our CQC report was the best ever recorded, the UK have confirmed its commitment to the ideals of the EU, England would be football champions in Europe and we wouldn’t… Read More »

Not Fit For Purpose? – CQC Report

Last month I described our CQC inspection as being a grueling but worthwhile experience. This month the results will be published. The CQC deems that their inspection is so important that we must display the results here, there and everywhere. Up until the point of reading the preliminary report I had no problems with this… Read More »

Brexit Madness

Regular readers will know that I’m not averse from criticising a politician or two. This is usually because they’ve been interfering with the working of the NHS which tends to be to the detriment of all of us. The present austerity measures were based on a flawed academic paper from the USA but even when… Read More »