Messy Business

Surgeons may not be Machiavellian but there’s proof they’re a little vain

Are you narcissistic, or psychopathic? Neither, are you sure? Would your colleagues back you up on that one... Well, some clever bods decided to researc...

Those in glass houses should not cast stones, particularly CQC ones

You couldn’t make this stuff up. The GP practice where the CQC’s chief inspector of general practice, Professor Steve Field, is a partner has receiv...

Needing your blue inhaler more than twice a week is dangerous

Have you heard the Inhaler Song yet? Think NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur, Tapas Mukherjee, rather than Calvin Harris or Bruno Mars. Since its...

Spontaneous piano duet provides some light relief in one US hospital

There's not much to smile about in UK hospitals at the moment, and I don't suppose many NHS staff have got the time to tinkle the old ivories whilst at wor...

Pokemon Go gamers told to keep out of A&E after monster hub is found there

As if NHS A&E departments didn’t have enough to deal with already – with winter pressures in summer and workforce shortages – along come some per...

Charlie Massey: “That is a sweaty top lip – you could solve a drought with that top lip”

On the face of it, the GMC’s appointment of Charlie Massey as their new Chief Executive seems eminently sensible. He’s got a very respectable civil ...

Do you want to have a go at punting Hunt? Just click on the link

As a journalist, I am of course completely impartial. Most junior doctors think the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is a deceitful tosser with hidden agendas....

The value of being a Good Samaritan: a free coffee but not worth a KitKat

An off-duty GP who stepped in to help an ill passenger on an EasyJet flight to Greece was given a free coffee  - but made to pay £1.20 for a KitKat. D...

You wouldn’t do it do a Jedi, so why do it to a Junior Doctor…

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Big win for junior doctors in the PR minefield as actors show their support

Juniors have got some difficult decisions to make. Do they express their disappointment with the proposed contract through industrial action? If so, should...

Price Tag on juniors’ contract: “could you save a life when you’ve been up all night?”

I'm loving Eirion Slade's version of Jessie J's Price Tag. The contract dispute rolls on with many of us wondering why the government has decided to take...