I’ve been looking over a few of my past newsletters and a few themes emerge. First – … and most importantly, I am quite the most opinionated person I know. I seem to have strong opinions on most subjects, many of which I have scant experience about – for example how to be a successful… 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!
The December newsletter is an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s just shot by. I suspect 2016 will be seen as a vintage year by historians. It was the year when society changed irrevocably. Before 2016 all sort of assumptions could be made about society – such as democracy is alive and kicking. There… Read More »
When it comes to conspiracy theories I’m usually a sceptic. In fact I’m so sceptical that I’ve taken to using people’s belief in conspiracy theories as a tool to understanding how that respond to health problems. I imagine many of you are scratching your head thinking that I’m off on some ridiculous flight of fancy… 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 »
The country is still in the midst of the post Brexit blues but thankfully the Olympics are here to boost the nation’s mood. There’s nothing like a string of gold medals to make us all feel proud to be British. From a purely selfish point of view lots of gold medals coupled with a lovely… Read More »
The front cover of this month’s British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) has a picture of a huge satellite disc with the title ‘COMMUNICATION’. After last month’s Brexit referendum this seems most timely and apt. Indeed I did wonder whether the BJGP actually stood for Brexit Justifies Ginormous Porkies – lies which were obviously so… Read More »
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 »