The day that changed the world

The day that changed the world

Yesterday was September 11th, 2015. I was called back to work at 4am, and as I tried to get dressed in the dark and leave the house silently, the date held no significance for me. But as the day progressed, and I wrote it countless times in the top left corner of each entry in patient, I couldn’t help but remember the day that changed the world.

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We need to talk about assisted dying

We need to talk about assisted dying

So for those who don’t know I’m a registrar in palliative medicine. I love my job (most days) and I am highly honoured to help enable people with terminal illnesses to spend their life living rather than waiting for death.
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Sick and tired: the spiralling refugee crisis

Sick and tired: the spiralling refugee crisis

This was not the post I intended to write. It’s definitely not something I want to write. But, things being the way they are, it is something I feel compelled to write. For I am sick. And tired.

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A cool chill in the air

A cool chill in the air

 

York 10k 2015

York 10k 2015

Dear People of York,

Just a little note to say thank you for hosting the Run for All York 10k race last weekend.Continue Reading    

Happy Wedding Day!

Happy Wedding Day!

This is less of a blog post, and more of a letter of thanks, a thank you to our dear friends J and C in Edinburgh, for inviting us to their wedding. Continue Reading    

Why Jeremy Hunt Needs to Apologise or Resign

Why Jeremy Hunt Needs to Apologise or Resign

On Thursday last week the health secretary Jeremy Hunt took to radio 4 to declare that doctors needed to get real, they had a Monday-Friday work ethic and needed to return to a sense of vocation.

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Post apocalyptic dystopian futures

Post apocalyptic dystopian futures

This week I have journeyed to the world of the post apocalyptic dystopian future novelContinue Reading    

Trimming Down

Trimming Down

Those who know us will know that over the past year and a half we’ve been trying to improve the way we live.Continue Reading    

A few thoughts on change

A few thoughts on change

I wonder if you’ve considered your favourite season.

Field of bluebellsSpring? Spring is beautiful. It’s exciting. New life comes, quite literally, springing forth from the ground. I love it; I love watching the developing buds grow and burst into leaves and flowers, I love the birdsong, even at three in the morning, and I love the increasing hours of daylight.Continue Reading