Tag Archives: NHS

In the time of the virus: back to life, back to reality

Monday was a success.  I had the operation and was home by lunchtime.  True, I spent most of the rest of the day in a dark room listening to podcasts, but such a relief.  The staff at the hospital were, … Continue reading

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A few (health related) updates: all good-news stories

There are some health-related things I’ve written about or touched on over the past few years that it feels like time to update.  Things I thought could/would never improve that to my surprise (and delight) have improved beyond anything I … Continue reading

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My 100 day challenge: the background

I’m a doer, not a ‘have done-er’, if that makes sense.  When confronted with a problem or a difficulty, I look for something I can do to resolve it. This 100 day challenge is my personal, individual response to the … Continue reading

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Five good things – and a bonus sixth (and it’s Friday!)

My goodness where DID that time go?  Well, of course I know where it went.  It went in busy-ness and a lovely holiday (more of that to come), and a few crises (not mine, so not mine to share).  But … Continue reading

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And here’s to the NHS!

I never cease to marvel at the amazing legacy our grandparents and parents have given us, after the trauma and turmoil of two world wars – our National Health Service. Yes, there are (many) things about it that could be … Continue reading

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“Obesity is the new smoking”

So said Simon Stevens, head of the NHS.  I came across the quote in a Guardian article the evening after I visited our local hospital earlier this week. I do believe that the NHS has a way to go, if … Continue reading

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