Revoking Article 50 is the only responsible remaining course of action.

An online petition calling to Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has blown past 3,000,000 signatures in over 24 hours of going viral. The petition website crashed repeatedly as it received its fastest number of signatures since its inception, alongside the millions of signatories coming back to stare at the figures in disbelief.Continue reading “Revoking Article 50 is the only responsible remaining course of action.”

In Defence of Truth: How the Internet re-wired our brains and destroyed society.

You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts. Patrick Moynihan, former US Senator Cast your mind back to a less febrile time. It’s 2013. No one has ever heard the word ‘Brexit’. Cameron is pursuing “austerity” while “Britain is Broken”, Obama is in the White House, Trump is on TVContinue reading “In Defence of Truth: How the Internet re-wired our brains and destroyed society.”

Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 4: Show Me The Money

In a multi-part series juniordoctorblog.com looks in-depth at the potential impact a No Deal Brexit will have on the NHS. In Part 1, we looked at the impact on the supply of medicines, in Part 2 we examined the barriers to importing nuclear isotopes and in Part 3 we examined the current NHS staffing crisisContinue reading “Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 4: Show Me The Money”

Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 3: We, The People

In a multi-part series juniordoctorblog.com looks in-depth at the potential impact a No Deal Brexit will have on the NHS. In Part 1, we looked at the potential disruption to the supply of vital medicines, and in Part 2 we examined the barriers to importing nuclear isotopes essential in many treatments including cancer. In thisContinue reading “Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 3: We, The People”

Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 1: Medicine

In a multi-part series juniordoctorblog.com looks at the No Deal Brexit scenario and its direct and indirect impact on the National Health Service. Informed consent is the bedrock of medical ethics. It means I cannot legally do anything to you without your express permission, and for anything you do allow, or “consent to”, you haveContinue reading “Brexit and the NHS: Just the Facts. Part 1: Medicine”

“You are having a heart attack but we will fix it”. If only everything was so simple.

I’m working my second stretch of nights in a week (due to a missing EU doctor, ironically) on the heart attack service. At 3am my bleep rattles next to me and then shouts “Primary Angioplasty. Inferior MI. 10 minutes”. This means someone is flying towards us in the dead of night with a major heartContinue reading ““You are having a heart attack but we will fix it”. If only everything was so simple.”

Brexit changes Breverything

I’ve never been one to make decisions lightly- I started this blog on the single principle that evidence based argument is the only way to discuss any issue. A while back I posted my thoughts on the new contract; I made a decision that this new contract is unfair and unsafe, and won’t stand upContinue reading “Brexit changes Breverything”