Category Archives: Coffee Time

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The NHS is broke. Broke in the sense of being chronically underfunded and broke in the sense of broken. I know the politicians will tell us about us about how they are protecting funding and investing more in the future – but this smacks of too little too late. Even now when I do see… Read More »

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I don’t know about you but 50% of the calls I receive requests to help me with my recent accident or PPI insurance or whatever. The latest conversation went something like this; Hello it’s Dr Cowley Silence Hello it’s doc-tor cow-ley. Its strange but when I think the person on the other end of the… Read More »

Lancing A Painful Boil

When I first started writing a few years ago I remember being cautious about saying anything controversial for fear that someone might take offence and I’d be shopped to the GMC. Over the years as the consequences of being struck off have diminished (children left home etc) I have felt freer to let rip –… Read More »

Valuable thoughts

I recently attended a training day for GP trainers which was all about the arts. Apparently, today’s doctors have been so focussed on getting to medical school that they have not had the opportunity to study the arts and that hole in their learning is now being shored up by their GP trainers!! Now you… 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 »

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 »