I 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.
There 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.
Politicians 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.
I 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.
The 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.
Over 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.
I’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.