Mirror Mirror

Reflection. It is the dreaded word in healthcare. Why? Because it is uncomfortable and tedious. Imagine selecting the most boring film you know and watching every excruciating minute of it. Now imagine watching it with the most critical person you know. Does that sound fun? Reflection isn’t meant to be fun. But it is vital for creating a better health care service.  Continue reading

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Happy New year…

2016

My goodness. We’re tipping into the third week of 2016 already. *insert about a billion cliche lines in here about how 2015 was a great year blah blah blah and how 2016 will bring health and prosperity our way…*

Actually 2016 started in a poor way. At least for the NHS and for me personally too. First let’s talk a little about the the public health service in England. And then I’ll talk a little bit about myself, maybe. Continue reading

Medicine in the media – Part 1

Media is a fairly new concept. Medicine on the other hand has existed in some form or the other ever since human kind has been getting sick. The depiction of the medical industry is often one that is used for different purposes in media. Be it the news coverage of ‘Ebola’ or the political elements of a ‘privatised healthcare and demolition of the NHS’ or even the romanticisation of being a doctor as is often shown in Television programs.

It all comes down to one point: As long as media depicts medicine, the public’s fascination with it will continue.

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