Category Archives: HEALTH


When is a cateract not a cateract ?    The answer is when it is in the NHS. Cateract surgery is the most common procedure carried out in the NHS.   The operation is not hugely expensive and can be … Continue reading

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Elderly A and E ?

In anticipation of the usual winter crisis and shortage of beds, ideas for new ways of working are coming out of the NHS thick and fast.   Here are two pilots that could have real advantages for older people. The … Continue reading

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Dolphins, Dementia and Swimming

“Incredibly interesting”  are the words Professor Simon Lovestone an old age psychiatrist at Oxford University uses to describe a study of dolphins with dementia. It is a collaboration between researchers in Florida and Scotland based on examining the brains of … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast Hospitals

My last post wrote about NHS England’s whacky ideas about fixing obesity. Now, here comes another one, this time to solve the bed blocking problem.   At any one time there are estimated to be 5,800 patients in hospital beds … Continue reading

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Fat Lot of Good!

The latest daft idea to come out of the NHS strategic think tank 😀 Not before time the NHS is stepping up its campaign against obesity.    NHS England’s great idea in their fight against the nations gluttony epidemic is … Continue reading

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Dementia Friendly Hospitals?

The Government has announced a new iniative on this, which is to spend £50million making hospitals and Care Homes “dementia friendly” . I am intrigued, because hospitals by their very nature are strange environments for people with dementia.   What … Continue reading

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Hand Ringing.

The medical world is ringing its hands, because your not ringing out yours enough. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says poor hand washing is driving a superbug crisis.   They estimate a third of cases of diarrhoea and a sixth of … Continue reading

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