With mounting pressure on the NHS from chronic cuts to funding and ever increasing demand on all sides, our safety net is starting to come apart at the seams. There has been much debate around both the implications of this and measures to be put in place to ease the pressure. One such measure is to modify the way we use other resources like pharmacies to redirect some of the flow.
Well, yes I am a health care assistant. I currently work in a GP surgery but I was also an employee within an NHS hospital for many years. I love my job and am proud of what I do, it gives me the opportunity to help people and truly make a difference every day.
Don't fall for Theresa May's lies, because she doesn't care for the NHS, not one bit. As the British Medical Association say, 'Theresa May lacks understanding about the seriousness of NHS Crisis'. Coming from them, surely that gives you the evidence that tells you just how destructive the Tories are for our beloved NHS?
We may love to scroll through our social media feeds and watch funny videos of cats jumping on trampolines, but we also work extremely hard, and are as political, vocal and determined as ever. So let's end this catastrophic media storm on Millennials. 2017 is the year of Millennial success. And we will succeed in getting our true voices heard.
Suicides are a complicated and personal issue. Every families' experience of it is unique. While there is always more to learn, I will continue to hold the Mayor to account on his campaign pledge to help ensure we tackle this problem and save lives.
This means that the balance between supply and demand will continue to be lopsided and will inevitably topple the whole system. Perhaps that may be the only way to put it back together from scratch, if any salvageable remnants remain.
This trend can also be found in the Quantified Self movement. Ironically, the appeal of self-knowledge through self-tracking was originally lost on me. Yet here I am in 2016 enjoying a small thrill whenever my Apple watch says I've achieved my daily movement goal.
I have a friend in the US who can no longer afford medical insurance. He needs a hernia op and is often in tremendous pain, however even if he had insurance the operation he needs would cost him $3000, without insurance the cheapest he has found is $12000, so what does he do? He lives with the pain everyday.
What is disgusting is that my sister is 25-years-old and many days she runs a ward by herself with a registrar or consultant to contact if she needs help with particularly unwell people. That is an enormous amount of stress to put onto a young person and an enormous amount of responsibility...
As regular readers will know, I run Creative Skills for Life (CSL) a campaigning social venture that works with like-minded organisations; notably Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency.