In the NHS ‘Fight song’ isn’t one we should ever have to sing

On June 30th in London we celebrated the 70th birthday of the NHS. A 70th birthday party should be a happy affair; a chance to reflect on a long and fruitful life lived, a time to rejoice in the triumphs and benefits of deeds done and lessons learned, a time to come together and be … Continue reading In the NHS ‘Fight song’ isn’t one we should ever have to sing

Healthcare is a human right, but now it feels like a privilege

Last night my partner was very ill. This normally fit and well 30-something doubled up in agony (a score of 9 he said) and I felt pretty useless. I don’t drive so I couldn’t make the trip up to hospital, and to be frank it would have been a near impossibility for him to stand … Continue reading Healthcare is a human right, but now it feels like a privilege