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That Sunday night feeling

Have you done your homework? Do you remember that sinking feeling as Sunday night approached and you hadn't? I've got that in spades just now. I'm scrolling through my diary and feeling slightly queasy. Let me take you through it.

Tomorrow Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell is bringing the Health Select Committee to our locality to see examples of integration between health and social care as part of the committee's perambulations through the bill. In the afternoon we're being interviewed by two FTs bidding to run our hospitals in North Cumbria the modernisation of which is generating 'Top doc gagged' headlines as a conscientious objector is asked to be silent.

The next day brings the review of a GPSI ENT service followed immediately by chairing our children's group (see Knitting With Clouds diary piece) followed by a visit from the local authority's Overview and Scrutiny Committee who will be enquiring about the above headlines.

It is now half past nine in the evening and I have not yet put pen to paper for my Select Committee welcome; my hands are sticky with resin from wrestling with my first real Christmas tree in a decade and I wished I'd done my homework…

 Dr Peter Weaving is vice chair of Cumbria CCG

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