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Send OUT the Clowns…

999 Call for the NHS / August 14, 2018 at 10:52 AM 48 views

Steve at it again You know that feeling of "today I am NOT going anywhere near the NHS campaign". Yeah that one.So of course after 30mins of washing up last night's dishes while the coffee brews, a quick Duck Duck…

Mnum mnum mnum… the feeding frenzy

999 Call for the NHS / August 9, 2018 at 12:35 PM 111 views

Steve Carne keeps getting dragged into the pit... The image of vicious piranhas fighting for flesh, (made in desire for a dramatic context I confess in yesterdays blog about Babylon), seems to be ever more relevant and continues to grow…

TECH TECH URL ROUND & ROUND

999 Call for the NHS / August 7, 2018 at 8:33 PM 84 views

Steven Carne mulling over the mystery of the URLs If you have the stomach for it, Roy Lilley's ditty today on his daily "mantra" that goes out every morning to NHS managers and their minions is quite enlightening. It's all…

Like the Windmills of our Minds…

999 Call for the NHS / July 27, 2018 at 12:51 PM 131 views

Steven Carne reflects on the value of fact-checking. After a respite of over a month from social media (to save my sanity frankly) and returning to it recently with some reluctance, it is even more evident that this modern communication…

FIGHTING THE PRIVATE CLOWNS

999 Call for the NHS / November 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM 1,174 views

The latest spurt of Killer Clowns made me smile as 999 had just produced another batch of Corporate Clown cards. I kept hoping one would appear outside the Dept of Health where the real killer clowns live. Maybe one day.…

I’m Still Here – just

999 Call for the NHS / October 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM 784 views

It’s been some time since I wrote so I thought it’s time for an update!The struggle for the NHS is ongoing, and long may it continue. The Junior Doctor struggle has, of course this week passed through the High Court…

THE NHS MENU – GRIN and BEAR IT

999 Call for the NHS / July 26, 2016 at 8:08 PM 699 views

I've just spent the best part of 2 hours laid flat on my back with my mouth forced wide open with plastic and metal while the dentist drilled, sprayed and drilled repeatedly to complete the dreaded minor surgery that is…

BRING IT BACK INTO PUBLIC HANDS

999 Call for the NHS / July 8, 2016 at 12:14 PM 751 views

Margaret Greenwood, MP for Wirral West, will try to table the NHS Reinstatement Bill as a cross-party Ten Minute Rule Bill next Wednesday, 13th July 2016, immediately after Prime Minister’s Questions at about 12.30 p.m.She will have 10 minutes to…

The View from the Inside

999 Call for the NHS / April 30, 2016 at 9:46 AM 949 views

I am struggling to write my blog this week, hence the delay. This is because my feelings about the NHS and what is happening within it are all over the place.As a practicing nurse, for me some of the issues…

Watching the NHS Detectives

999 Call for the NHS / April 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM 711 views

We began NHS Detectives as a bit of a joke late in 2015. In a way it was something creative and "fun" to relieve the relentless onslaught of awful news we were being bombarded with from NHS England, NHS Confederation,…

Are they THICK? Or in the THICK of it?

999 Call for the NHS / April 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM 682 views

A lovely lovely thing happened this morning. On social media in a rambling post about local councillors & Clinical Commissioning Groups making an absolute cock-up of proceedings around public consultations and providing information - well let's be honest HIDING information,…

Are they THICK? Or in the THICK of it?

999 Call for the NHS / April 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM 1,112 views

A lovely lovely thing happened this morning. On social media in a rambling post about local councillors & Clinical Commissioning Groups making an absolute cock-up of proceedings around public consultations and providing information - well let's be honest HIDING information,…

MANCHESTER – The Birth & Death of the NHS

999 Call for the NHS / March 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM 624 views

Dr David WrigleyNHS General Practitioner in Lancashire, UK. Speaks and campaigns for the non partisan organisation Keep Our NHS Public.On July 5th 1948 in Manchester Labour Secretary of State for Health Aneurin Bevan announced the birth of the NHS .On…

Losing My Sense of Humour

999 Call for the NHS / January 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM 561 views

Jo Brand, Comedian & NHS SupporterHi everyone , I hope this is OK. Sorry there’s not loads of jokes in it.Not sure it’s the time for comedy….I was a nurse in the NHS quite a long time ago. (Scutari? No…