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Urgent and Emergency Care

July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was invited to speak at the future of urgent and emergency care services. It is unusual for a pharmacist to be invited to this sort of event – well I wasn’t directly, [...]

Reworking the NHS

April 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

I am going to make this simple. The NHS is not set up right and the current change has not improved much. Everything is still commissioned/contracted in silos; the [...]

The cat with diabetes

October 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have spent a lot of time with the vet – it is a long story, but I was fascinated in the way they managed a cat with diabetes. Of course diabetes in animals is very [...]

I met a nurse

August 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, I know, that is not a surprising thing; there are a lot of nurses in the UK. But I met her in Superdrug – one of the pharmacies in the centre of Croydon. And no she [...]

Solution to A&E

August 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

There is a lot of discussion about how to solve the current crisis within A&E. I must clarify that it would seem that it is not so much a crisis of ‘blue-light’ [...]

Speaking to Ministers

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was happy to be invited to the NHS Alliance AGM and policy day. It gave me two 30 second opportunities to speak to ministers – not a conversation, but two single bullet [...]