Tag Archives: primary health care

Revised Section 75 regs mire CCGs in a legal minefield

12 Mar

Further trouble not less after Government tables revised regulations on competition for providers. Who would be a Commissioner?


16 Nov

A superb essay on addressing “Shame” in order to help people recover from depression and health care professionals develop better emotional resilience.

A Better NHS

Masaccio: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden 1425

Through the concrete physicality of the two figures and the arid landscape around them, Masaccio makes believable the first dolorous steps of human beings on earth, in the solitude of the shame of sin and the dramatic experience of pain. Quoted from ‘Medicine in Art’ Getty Publications. p.292

One of my patients, June, was standing near the entrance of the surgery when I came back from a home visit. June and I had been through a lot together in the two years since she came to see me with a breast lump, her subsequent mastectomy and chemotherapy, her husband’s dementia and death, and her depression and redundancy, but in recent months she had been steadily recovering and rebuilding her life and her health. The last few times we met she had been really well and we had time to talk…

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We Can Treat The Cancer, But Can We Care For The Survivors?

20 Sep

We Can Treat The Cancer, But Can We Care For The Survivors?.

Managing the health needs of people who have survived invasive cancer deserves more attention.

With 20 years behind me since my own lymphoma treatment it is clear that no-one is particularly interested in the emotional toll surviving brings.

Delivering Medicine in Nunavut (via Dr. Ottematic)

20 Sep

Remarkable summary of remote/rural medicine in Inuit Community. Interesting to reflect that the population is grateful to have its needs met while the healthcare system imposes ‘risk management’ to the same level as urban centre. Surely that state of affairs cannot continue in the current economic climate.

Delivering Medicine in Nunavut Rankin Inlet in Nunavut is in Canada. Despite this, the medical scene there sometimes bears closer resemblance to what I’ve seen in Nepal and Vietnam than what comes into clinic on Vancouver Island. an Inukshuk stands tall over the town of Rankin Inlet Because it is in Canada, one is expected to provide the Canadian standard of care. In some ways we need to give Toronto-level intervention with a fraction of the resources. The Kivalliq Health Cent … Read More

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Illusions of Autonomy

Where medical ethics and human behaviour meet, by Dr Philip Berry

Enjoying every second

Cada lugar, cada rincón, cada momento compartido arreglando el mundo entre imprescindibles

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