I used to smugly think that one of the last jobs to be farmed out to computers would be mine. Now I’m not so sure. How GPs actually do their job has no good evidence base and is pretty incomprehensible. When I train other doctors I explain that GPs are murky animals that survive swimming… Read More »
This newsletter has been one of my usual rants but it is Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
Let us hope that 2017 is a good year for the NHS and common sense prevails.
If it does then maybe my future newsletters will contain far fewer rants – I think I can feel an idea for a New Year’s Resolution taking fruit!
What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa? A rebel without a Claus. What do you call an elf who sings? A wrapper! Why is Christmas just like your job? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. Why does Santa… Read More »
I was recently reminded about a medical expression – the worried well. This is a group of patients who give patients a bad name, at least a bad name from a doctoring perspective. Numerous professors at my medical school would rant on about their time being wasted by healthy and wealthy patients who were worried… Read More »
Regular readers will know that my passion for ranting on about politicians and the mismanagement of the NHS is only exceeded by my passion for beetroot juice. Not only does this liquid gold taste utterly delicious, it also helps counteract the effect that Jeremy Hunt and his cronies have on my blood pressure. I would… Read More »
The celebrated polymath Prof Aillo has once again come up with some ground breaking research which is set to change the whole nature of medicine and forensic science. You may think you are a single person. I know that Nigel Cowley is me and I believe I’m unique (at least within this universe). But the… Read More »
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our April 1st newsletter. You may think the ideas expressed are somewhat ridiculous but as often is the case there is a kernel of reality in both ideas. The figures regarding your microscopic allies are all factual and forensic scientists are indeed developing sniffer tools to detect which bacteria are in a… Read More »
Welcome to the Easter edition of the Denmark Doctor. It is a little late being published because, for once, I was a little uninspired. As regular readers will know most of my inspiration is really simply frustration with the government and the media. Even though we are witnessing the slow but inexorable death of the… Read More »