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Peverley

All posts from: August 2012

In the grip of Olympic fever

Posted by: Phil PeverleyFri, 17 Aug 2012

‘Well, what it is doctor, it’s me leg. I think I’ve got a bone in it...’ he begins.

Free at the point of abuse

Posted by: Phil PeverleyFri, 17 Aug 2012

Well, thank heavens that’s all over. It wasn’t too bad, was it?

A pussy-footed sort of protest

Posted by: Phil PeverleyFri, 17 Aug 2012

So, tomorrow, we’re all on strike. That’s the public perception. That’s what everybody thinks, if they think about it at all, which most people won’t. There may be about a million interactions between the public and primary care on any given weekday, which sounds a lot. But it also means that there are another 59 million interactions across the UK that don’t happen.

Yes, it might be lung cancer

Posted by: Phil PeverleyFri, 17 Aug 2012

If you have a cough for more than three weeks, you might have lung cancer and so you should see your GP. So says a current advertising campaign, funded by the NHS, which appears on most websites I visit.