Tag Archives: BMJ

NHS rationing: we need honest politicians to tackle the taboos

I’ve just taken part in a discussion on BBC Radio Kent on the emotive topic of IVF on the NHS. No one can deny, including myself from personal experience, that trying to conceive for some couples is an emotional rollercoaster. … Continue reading

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NHS fragmentation – have we heard it before?

Well the quick answer is yes. Back in 1989 the BMA argued in the BMJ that the then proposed health reforms that Ken Clarke was trying to implement would “lay the groundwork for the future dismantlement of the NHS”. It’s … Continue reading

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We HAVE to raise the status of caring for the elderly

I’ve just been watching the moving ceremony of remembrance and the wonderful Chelsea Pensioners singing about their brothers that they will never forget. Their pride and dignity shone through. Death and taxes, along with NHS change, are the three certainties … Continue reading

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An incredible testament

The doctor came into the crowded room and turned off the ventilator. He twisted the monitor around so that we couldn’t see it. He walked out silently. A long 10 minutes would be an understatement. Ben struggled to breathe, fluid … Continue reading

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