Tag: NHS

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At least I have a diagnosis!

Regular readers will be familiar with my frequent complaints about poor sleep, insomnia, and general sleepiness. Well today, I finally got to do something about it. Despite my sleep patterns being all screwed up by my epilepsy, anti-epileptic medication and the stress that comes with both, I knew myself that my sleep was far from ...

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Three cheers for the NHS

I've written before about how amazing I think the NHS is. Think about it - a free-to-all health service. What an amazing concept.  Unfortunately, it's seen better days and is sorely lacking in investment. Jeremy Hunt seems to be doing his best to alienate every clinician in the country. But it's still fantastic and I ...

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Dear NHS

I write this as a supporter of the NHS, which I know is full of talented and dedicated doctors, nurses and various paramedical professionals. As I’ve noted before, my beef is with the administrative layer of the service, who, in my experience to date, make each and every interaction with the NHS hellish. These feckless process-monkeys ...

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Public Healthcare debate revisited

As you might imagine, since my last post on the topic, I've been reading everything I can to stay on top of the public healthcare debate. The attacks on the NHS from right-wing "commentators" seem to have decreased in frequency, but when I do come across them, their tone of fear-mongering inaccuracy remains. Earlier this ...

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Why I love the NHS

Recent outpourings of bile from right-wing American nut-jobs have touched a nerve here in the UK. These assorted head-cases (Exhibit A: Sarah Palin) had the temerity to slag off the UK's National Health System (NHS) in the course of comparing the Obama administration's plans for public heathcare to the first steps towards a communist dictatorship. ...