NHS Blunder

NHS Blunder

A couple of weeks ago the NHS found itself at the centre of yet another scandal involving patient data and its misappropriation. If there isn’t a dedicated Scandal Management Department at the NHS by now then they’re missing a trick. The issue this time was twofold....
A blistering encounter over a Contraceptive

A blistering encounter over a Contraceptive

I wasn’t ready for it. A very irate mother, slapping her 15 year old daughter’s prescription for Microgynon 30 on my desk at 10 o’clock in the morning. And this was in a 10 minute appointment when I was already 25 minutes behind. She made it very clear that she did...
CBIT Love Quiz

CBIT Love Quiz

If you’re in a relationship then Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity to showcase just how much of an old fashioned romantic you are at heart. Maybe this year it will be a candle lit dinner? Or a candle lit bath? Rose petals in your cornflakes? The only...
A blistering encounter over a Contraceptive

A Valentine’s Card Rings Alarm Bells

“The rose is red, the violet’s blue, The honey’s sweet, and so are you. Thou art my love and I am thine; I drew thee to my Valentine: The lot was cast and then I drew, And Fortune said it shou’d be you. Gammer Gurton’s Garland (London 1784). As a spotty, rather...
Gore never changes

Gore never changes

I was fortunate in the very busy weeks leading up to Christmas to get a weekend free with which I was able to go on a whistle stop gallivant around London with a few compatriots. We try and organise a trip to London at least once a year whether it’s for something...
A blistering encounter over a Contraceptive

A Gift from an old party roisterer

Some years ago I received a cheque for £1000, from a patient, to be shared; doctors, practice nurses, practice staff, district nurses, nursing care assistants and the local authority carers – in fact everyone who had been involved in his care at some point in...