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The adventures of Mr Strugatsky and the GP closures


Ave Strugatsky, I am deeply grateful to you for taking the time to write to me, especially as I know how awfully busy you must be drawing early years caricatures. You will be delighted to hear that I have already started channeling billions to your health authority (I think they call it tzi tzi tzi, or si si tzi or something like that) and I have an acknowledgement before me from its boss who reassures me that plenty of money to build a bright new health centre in your area will be left after she has deducted the modest salaries (higher than mine, apparently) for her highly capable team consisting of Chair (her humble self), accountable officer, director of primary care, chief financial officer, managing director, director of adult social services, director of public health, director of integrated commissioning, director of quality, director of ICT and information governance, joint director of commissioning development, and Leads for: improving outcomes for people with long term conditions – mental health and parity of esteem – community based care – engagement, equalities and early action - patient and public involvement – quality and supports prevention – adult safeguarding – children safeguarding….sorry, I’ve got to go, Carrie is shouting why I haven’t put the bins out. Vale et salve (as we used to say in my old school) Borius Imperius Ps I see you put the emphasis on “de Pfeffel” I hope you are not a crypto-xenophobe.

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14 Sep 2019

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