This week’s ‘What your patient is thinking’ in the BMJ describes what it was like when someone who had been ‘in care’, Aine Kelly, started to access healthcare again.
Oops! It’s actually called the Cancer Drugs Fund, isn’t it! And it was supposed to be a British government initiative, not a Conservative Party vote winner.
This week in the BMJ, the excellent David Oliver collated some distressing data about hospital admissions and nursing and care home residents:
It’s all terrible, humanitarian-wise in Syria, isn’t it? Except that there are still some amazing doctors, Syrian and not-Syrian, who keep on helping in the most difficult of situations. Even while they are actively being targeted.
Instead of paying for a coffin which is only going to be used for just a few days, how about being buried in a bio-degradable ‘seed’ – small of ashes, larger to fit a foetal-position body?
Could a ‘fix’ for antibiotic prescribing actually reduce self-management? A GP practice in Hertfordshire just won an NHS Innovation prize for its nurse practitioner-led service offering CRP tests to patients attending with chesty coughs.
I’ve just been reading Anne Lamott. On a trail hike with a friend who has a terminal diagnosis, she noticed groups of tourists. But: “Who knows what tragedies these happy tourists left behind at home? Into every life crap will fall …