Paul Thorpe

“Nurses are already as important as doctors”

So, all nurses are going to have a degree now. How depressing. The ability of the nursing hierarchy to destroy all that is good about their own profession ...

I am trying to find time for normal life – it’s not easy

You may have noticed my contribution to the world literature in medicine (for that read my Hospital Dr blog) has been a bit thin recently. Has he lost his ...

The NHS needs economy and business class

So, the evil Tory party has been ‘exposed’ as not supporting the NHS. Sixty per cent of Tory MPs have admitted in a survey that we should support givi...

Keep solicitors out of coroners’ inquests

I had my first experience of an aggressive inquest this week. A sad situation where an ill lady broke her arm, went home but then developed complica...

‘Timeously’ incapacitate the DWP to benefit doctors

I received a threatening email this week. Our poor beleaguered managers have been chased by the Department of Work & Pensions - yes, those dear civil s...

For brave read stupid on altruistic kidney donation

We have two kidneys for a reason - if one packs up, we can live on the other. So what would bring you to getting rid of one of your giblets when you still ...

Doctors shouldn’t pay the price for the downturn

How would you like to earn £62 million? Well, I’m sorry, forget it because you’re a doctor and not a Brazilian footballer transferring from one in...

Why postpone the inevitable WTD

I can’t believe those filthy Europeans are trying to limit our working hours again. No wonder my esteemed colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons, Br...