Messy Business

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...

Going forward, going forward we’re going to monitor prices … but not apologise

Big Business is what it is. Big and determined to make money. Morals? Nah, they don't get in the way. Just check the headlines about VW and diesel emiss...

Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the contribution that dogs can make to the NHS

Getting doctors on the cheap has been the mantra of this and the last government. Banning pay rises, and looking for cheaper alternatives – like physi...

An interesting homeopathic treatment for keeping bored conference delegates awake

I'm involved in organising some conferences. The 'delegate experience' is really important and we try really hard to make sure our punters have a good time...

Why bother being a doctor when you can become a shiny, new Physician Associate

More gallows humour this one, than "ha, ha, that's a good one, would you belive it". Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is after a physician asso...

Michael Gove & Sarah Vine: With public sector custodians like these, who needs enemies

So, here was the initial story in The Telegraph about the useless NHS (with something very similar appearing in the Daily Mail) letting down one of our glo...

“Collapsed bird” wastes ambulance crew time

Emergency crews rushed to the reports of a "collapsed bird" - only to find it was a pigeon and not a woman. The London Ambulance Service said one senior...

GP takes employer to task over its sick note policy

Ah, the sick note all doctors would like to write. The following is the work of a Canadian GP, who took issue with Pizza Hut’s sick note policy… To W...

New plan to obliterate NHS waiting lists from on high

Just when you're feeling a bit jaded, and think you've heard every possible story about the NHS at least twice, a new one comes along (that makes you sit u...