I honestly do not know what is going to happen to NHS General Practice in the UK. What is even more worrying is that neither do my colleagues, both high and low, ivory tower or coal face, working or retired.
The NHS featured prominently in the general election campaign and will continue to be headline news throughout this parliament.
The majority of people with Parkinson's would prefer to die at home but research suggests they are more likely to die in hospital. That's why at Parkinson's UK we are calling for more work to be done to help people communicate their wishes about their death in the early stages of the condition.
Dear Conservative Voter, Hello. Congratulations on the party you voted for winning the General Election. You must be pleased. You are probably also aware that a lot of people aren't so pleased. Roughly four fifths of the electorate didn't vote Conservative including, to be fair, a lot who didn't vote at all...
The husbands, partners, ex's of these glorious, strong, intelligent women never seem to come under this scrutiny. They go to work and I suspect can get through days, weeks, months even when they are not quizzed about how they 'juggle' it all.
The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.
As I listened to David Miliband dissect his brother's failures on the news in a eulogy written to offend the faithful, I found myself squawking, 'he's not dead David, he's only in Ibiza!' But politically dead Ed is; the headstone he commissioned foretold it.
As the result of the General Election started to emerge, my social media news feeds were inundated with posts, slamming the electorate for the party t...
I know that you are only a human being just like I am and I hope that my words might reach you and make a difference. A huge part of your focus is on money and the economy and I understand how important this is, the recession was devastating. However, there is something much more important than money and that is human suffering...
Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.
It's mental health awareness week, and whilst the country is still reeling from the election shock, there has never been a better time to raise awareness of mental health.
The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.
It's very easy to get hypnotised by the amount of money David Cameron is promising the NHS; it's obvious £8bn is a lot of cash, even by Richard Branson's standards. However Cameron's false reassurance can be placed into simple perspective - private health care costs more and offers less. And that is why my red vote is to save our NHS.
Your party would have us, the voters, believe that your people, plans and policies have clear and distinctive values at their heart. We are currently unconvinced, and sceptical with good cause. Here's why.
Forty million voters go to the polls today in what promises to be the closest election in a lifetime. And the ballot paper presents voters with a clear choice. The choice is between a failing Conservative plan and a better plan for working families with Ed Miliband's Labour.
The potential for such a movement is no where more tangible than in Bristol. With one of the largest and most active Green Party's in the country, an innovative and creative economy, and a powerful network of different campaigning groups, Bristol is on the cusp of creating something that could enable us to step up from being awarded Green capital status to really deserving it.