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”

The Hateful Eight: An Exploration of the evidence presented for Jeremy Hunt’s ‘Weekend Effect’ – UPDATED 13/1/15 with Stroke data

“We now have seven independent studies showing mortality is higher for patients admitted at weekends.” JEREMY HUNT, ALL THE TIME. You can view these seven (or rather eight) ‘studies’ here: On the basis of this evidence Jeremy Hunt and the Department of Health have put forward the argument for sweeping changes to the NHS to createContinue reading “The Hateful Eight: An Exploration of the evidence presented for Jeremy Hunt’s ‘Weekend Effect’ – UPDATED 13/1/15 with Stroke data”

It’s The Spin that Wins

The strike is back on and Jeremy is straight out in front with claims of committing ‘extra funds’ to the NHS. Unsurprisingly this is rubbish. juniordoctorblog explains how the funding spin is constructed and how they are getting away with it.   NHS Funding: Who’s telling the truth? The funding situation of the NHS can beContinue reading “It’s The Spin that Wins”

How To Sell Off The NHS: A Users Guide

“So you want to sell off the NHS? A 65-year old behemoth, part of a raft of reforms that radically improved the quality of life of working people for nearly a century? It won’t be easy, but with this handy step by step guide you too can privatise your health service. “