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A clap (not a slap) for the NHS

  At 5pm yesterday I was clapping the NHS in hospital , shortly having received keyhole surgery. I have had good grounds for thanking the NHS over the past twelve months. As I  lay in bed last night I could … Continue reading

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Eu-clidding us? Mathematical BS from BJ

Boris Johnson is a classicist, but he’s not a mathematician. When Boris’ spin doctors decided to formulate the Covid-19 risk rate – this is what they came up with. To the delight of genuine mathematicians who were able to display … Continue reading

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Why we’ve failed to build a national care service

Sage seem to consider the major problem in care homes the impact it is having on the R number. At least that is how it is being reported. Sage member Professor John  Edmunds told the FT Covid-19 infections in hospitals … Continue reading

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Covid-19 – interpreting the deaths data

Hospital deaths – Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England Data for the total number of positive tests for and deaths with COVID-19 in the UK (that is, individuals hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for COVID-19) … Continue reading

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Should we have a national wealth service?

  This article was composed for TC News on the day after the Government closed down the pubs, restaurants cinemas and theatres. It’s a day after the Treasury announced that it would subsidise the wages of those ‘furloughed” by their … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – 5 reasons to stay calm

80% of us will get it- you are not alone
Yes , this virus is going to cost you, but not enough to make you ill
If you get it now – lucky you.
If you get it later, it won’t seem so weird.
One day you’ll die, this is a wake up call . Continue reading

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Coming to terms with the new virus

  There was an awkward moment at the end of my appointment with my NHS consultant  yesterday morning. As we rose to part both instinctively stuck out our hands and then with a forced laugh withdrew and fist-pumped. We had … Continue reading

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Our right to dream of a fairer deal for older people.

It’s been another brutal week in politics. I’m glad that the pensions team in place at the start of it – remain in place at the end of it.  I’m pleased  that Guy Opperman remains our pensions minister. As my … Continue reading

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NHS pensions are damaging the NHS

his article is by Dr Nitin Arora I asked to publish it as I have followed his work on twitter to help pension professionals understand the current problems facing members of the NHS pension scheme. As I have written in … Continue reading

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Compassion comes hard

Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital. The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket: … Continue reading

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