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Rufus and Marcus Want the Left to Die, Eagle Eye

Rufus and Marcus Want the Left to Die

As a child, I read a non-fiction book called The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms, and it was wonderful. The author told a story of forbidding complexity spanning thousands of years and nearly as many characters, without ever losing focus on the underlying physics or going beyond reach of the layman. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 3:25 pm

“Our NHS,” says Jeremy Hunt, Eagle Eye

“Our NHS,” says Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has just addressed the Conservative Party conference, and called it “our NHS”, as Isabel Hardman notes.
The Tories have as much claim to the health service as does the party of Nye Bevan (pictured), as I pointed out in my commentary on Ed Miliband’s speech last week. They, too, promised a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 4:04 pm

Andy Burnham: The Duty of Candour, Eagle Eye

Andy Burnham: The Duty of Candour

I interviewed Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, for The Independent on Sunday today. He defended himself from the charge thrown at him by David Cameron that he had presided, as Health Secretary 2009-10, over a “sinister culture of cover-up” in the NHS; but he also talked about lessons learned and set out his vision [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 30 June 2013 at 11:48 am

Christian GPs and the morning after pill: Much needed clarification, Health

Christian GPs and the morning after pill: Much needed clarification

Doctors are allowed to have personal beliefs, just as long as these beliefs do not interfere with the rights of the patient and service provision.

By | Health | Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 3:00 am

Labour Finds its Voice on NHS Reform, Eagle Eye

Labour Finds its Voice on NHS Reform

Liz Kendall, shadow health minister, gave an important speech to the Reform think tank yesterday.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 5:19 pm

A nurse in training: Time – why the insignificant means everything, Health

A nurse in training: Time – why the insignificant means everything

When I was considering going into nursing there are certain, shall we say, hurdles that as a male it is necessary to cross, such ‘hurdles’ include this idea that nursing is very much a female professional prompting doubts and questions about why you’d want to do such a thing.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 12:39 pm

Things are changing: Public Service Reform, Notebook

Things are changing: Public Service Reform

According to Einstein, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So why are we surprised when aspects of government activity, that for decades have failed to change the trajectories of peoples’ lives, still don’t work?
If you were working out how to design quality public services from ground zero, [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Good quality health and social care for all, Notebook

Good quality health and social care for all

Cases of poor care which have taken place in British hospitals and care homes, as highlighted in a dossier published by the Patients Association and in the findings of the Care Quality Commission on 23 November, should come as little surprise

By | Notebook | Monday, 26 November 2012 at 5:00 pm

Motherhood interrupted: What’s it like to be the mother of a premature baby?, Health

Motherhood interrupted: What’s it like to be the mother of a premature baby?

Saturday is World Prematurity Day – a time when we can focus on prematurity, celebrate our tiny babies, and truly concentrate our efforts on prevention and care.

By | Health, Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 16 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Living with cystic fibrosis: ‘I am faced with a daily battle to keep well’, Health

Living with cystic fibrosis: ‘I am faced with a daily battle to keep well’

Against all the odds I’ve made it to the grand old age of 41 but every day is a grim struggle. For those who don’t know, cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition which clogs my body with sticky mucus, mainly affecting my lungs but also my digestive system and pancreas.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 22 October 2012 at 12:00 pm

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