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  • copperfield

    A grave undertaking Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Call me morbid, but I’ve always rather enjoyed confirming death. This is largely because slapping a stethoscope on an obviously deceased person, adopting a suitable grave expression and pronouncing in my most authoritative voice that ‘this person is definitely dead’ (or words to that effect) all the while fighting the almost irresistible urge to recite everyone’s favourite Monty Python sketch, is quite a stress-free and untaxing way to spend 10 minutes.

  • k hole

    A new brain for the government thinktank Subscription

    31 Oct 2012 By Through The K Hole

    “We’d run out of really terrible ideas, so we decided to ask Mr Nibbles,” said the Department of Health.

  • k hole (9)

    An open letter to GPs working overseas Subscription

    19 Feb 2015 By Through The K Hole

    Through the K Hole

  • Andy-Field_8434_300px

    Campaigning for local services Subscription

    28 Feb 2013 By Andy Field/ CCG Insight

    Dr Andy Field explains how the fight for Lewisham hospital has galvanised him to look at how GPs can take a stronger stance against privatisation and cuts

  • jobbing doctor

    GPs have 'never been happier'? Subscription

    23 Nov 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    I had to look twice at the press release to see if I had misread the report. I hadn’t.

  • khole

    GPs live in diamond houses and wear gold pants all day long Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    After the disappointing response to the BMA’s call for industrial action the Department of Health suggests that the real reason why GPs didn’t get involved in the strike...

  • steve blog

    GPs were promised a future of ‘blood, sweat and tears’ – and now it’s here Subscription

    31 Oct 2012 By Editor's Blog

    The current contract row echoes the extended hours dispute of 2008, writes Pulse editor Steve Nowottny. But there are three key differences...

  • khole

    If anyone knows of common sense’s whereabouts, contact us immediately Subscription

    17 Dec 2012 By Through The K Hole

    At approximately 3.15pm on Wednesday 12 December, just two weeks before Christmas, two masked men ran into the Department of Health and stole its common sense…

  • Martin-Brunet-2012_300px

    Just because we're not at the top of a league table it doesn't mean it's time to relegate us Subscription

    20 Mar 2013 By beyondtheheadlines

    Why does Jeremy Hunt believe it’s fair to accuse the UK of ‘lagging behind’ other countries in terms of health?

  • Martin-Brunet-2012_300px

    Row over nursing training highlights NHS 'entitlement culture' Subscription

    17 May 2013 By beyondtheheadlines

    Jeremy Hunt believes that the only way to embed a culture of compassion in our nurses is to compel them to work as a healthcare assistant for a year before receiving funding to train as a student nurse. No wonder the RCN hair called this idea ‘stupid’, writes Dr Brunet

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