Why I’m Voting Remain

Why I’m Voting Remain

Tomorrow I’ll be voting to remain in the European Union.

 

I could spend hours giving you lots of facts about why this is the sensible decision but I won’t, you’ve already heard them and ultimately for me this isn’t what it’s about.

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I have no words, but rest in peace, Yorkshire lass

I have no words, but rest in peace, Yorkshire lass

It has been a terrible, horrible week.

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Junior Doctors: Get Over It Is Just Not Good Enough

Junior Doctors: Get Over It Is Just Not Good Enough

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news recently you can’t have failed to notice that there’s a storm occurring in healthcare. The government have imposed their new contract and a review has been commissioned to look into the morale of  junior doctors.

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Review, refresh and try again

Review, refresh and try again

The new year has come around. Last year was so busy, so involved, my feet didn’t seem to hit the ground. Work, exams, more work, harder work, and then fighting the proposed changes to our way of life. Rage against the machine! Revolution! We will be heard!

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Junior doctor strike day preparations

Junior doctor strike day preparations

Last week, junior doctors in England voted overwhelmingly in support of industrial action, including strike action, in protest at the proposals for the new junior doctor contract.

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Junior doctors: moderates and militants

Junior doctors: moderates and militants

Today Jeremy Hunt has set off another firecracker in the already incendiary discussion regarding junior doctors.

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Grieving for the NHS

Grieving for the NHS

I write this am I’m sat at home, on call, waiting for the phone to ring again. Today’s on-call bingo won a mark for a bleep as I left the hospital car park and a call as I was busy spilling chilli and serving up dinner. That’s just a normal part of life.

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Response to Jeremy Hunt’s Independent article

Response to Jeremy Hunt’s Independent article

I write again regarding the situation within the health service. Again, I find myself driven, in anger, and frustration, to write about misrepresentation in the media. This time I write about an interview with Mr Hunt, published online in the Independent on 2/10/15.

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Down the rabbit hole: life as a junior doctor in the NHS

Down the rabbit hole: life as a junior doctor in the NHS

There has been a lot of chat on social media, and in the regular media, about the contract, pay, and working conditions of junior doctors. We have seen truths, half-truths, bare-faced lies and misconceptions. There has been spin and counter-spin. Quite frankly, I’m dizzyContinue Reading    

An open letter to Mr Tugendhat

An open letter to Mr Tugendhat

Dear Mr Tugendhat

 

I read with great concern your article in today’s Daily Telegraph. I note your conflict of interest, that you were in the army for several years, and so I’ll state mine at the start of my letter; I am a doctor, and have been fully qualified for 8 years, having been at medical school for 6 before then.

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