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Through the K Hole

All posts from: June 2013

Violence in GP surgeries is soaring

Posted by: Through The K HoleFri, 28 Jun 2013

Ninety-nine percent of patients are well-behaved and use services appropriately,’ one GP remarked, ‘but if you want to pee out of the window or get fruity, just remember: our security guard can crush you like a pretzel.

The NHS, modelled on mice

Posted by: Through The K HoleFri, 14 Jun 2013

Jeremy Hunt admits that his ideas were concocted using nothing more than a ball of string, some empty cardboard boxes and an enormous bag of rats

The human animal is still in its bawling infancy

Posted by: Through The K HoleWed, 5 Jun 2013

Medicine may have made tremendous progress, writes Dr Hinkley, so it’s a shame human nature hasn’t followed suit

Through the K Hole

A surreal look at the NHS from Dr Kevin Hinkley