It doesn't really matter now what happens with the contract. Come August the shortage of junior doctors will be worse than ever, rotas will be full of gaps and the existing workforce will be even more stretched than they are at present. This will perpetuate the downward spiral of NHS morale and the ongoing departure of valuable staff from the service. If only Mr Hunt had been willing to talk all those months ago.
The government has claimed to be putting mental health as one of there most important issues when it comes to addressing social issues but for all the rhetoric has anything really changed? So on that note I have put together a comprehensive list put together by The Bowman Foundation.
This morning a colleague updated me on the situation of a man called Kevin that we have been in touch with over recent months, whose prostate cancer is terminal and has spread to his bones.
There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.
I genuinely believe that if we all accept the challenge and collectively find the drive, the energy and the bravery to see this report through, we can achieve great things that will benefit everyone in this country now and for generations to come.
You can’t avoid it; in every newspaper, every day, another story about the NHS under increasing strain from all areas. Statistics show that GP p...
Remember the 2010 election? Remember David Cameron's pledge not to have another top down reorganisation in the NHS which was soon rendered meaningless by the Health & Social Care Act? Well the Tories have learned from all the negative publicity that harmed them last time by seeking to undertake their latest reorganisation away from public scrutiny.
A big problem with this is that, in the future, our surgeons will not be given the opportunity to practice and develop the skills required for normal vaginal delivery, with a thorough understanding of how to maneuver the baby in the best way possible.
Junior doctors have absolutely no interest in political victories, we want there to be less politics in the NHS, not more, and we want to refocus a generation of doctors on the important work ahead, to deliver an NHS we all can be proud of.
If we want things to improve then we shouldn't be demanding less of the world and blaming contributing foreign ex-pats. I'd rather give free healthcare and school places to those who pay in than to those who refuse.
How can charities work better with the public sector? That's a question charities often ask - sometimes with an air of frustration as they see the people they care about getting a raw deal from central or local government. It is also a question good local authorities, health chiefs and others are now asking, not least as the money dries up.
This April marked the first anniversary of the Care Act, which changed the way social care is delivered in England. Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding in social care, celebrating this milestone is not the easiest task.
It's time we all joined this revolution. It's time we put behind us all the walls and exclusions. It's time we recognised the value of every human being. It's time to build a world where everybody matters. That's what inclusion means.
The last 28 days have been eventful; London's GPs declaring a state of emergency; almost immediately Simon Steven's saying the cavalry is on its way ....
The tragedy of Southern Health NHS Trust continues to unfold. There has been a litany of failure and obfuscation by the Trust over the past four years, including over a thousand unexpected deaths which have not been properly investigated...
Though tomorrow may be indeed a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing, my tomorrow is a tale told by my idiot, and pride demands that I give my to...