News / Blog


‘Our profession in today’s NHS’ drew an astonishingly high calibre of responses from Junior doctors for the BMJ essay competition. Now you can read them for yourself. There surely has to be hope when junior members of the profession demonstrate not only their passion for the NHS, but such articulate and powerful arguments to defend….

Continue Reading

BMJ Essay prize winners

We asked. They answered. The entrants for the first ever essay prize, run jointly with the BMJ, impressed the judges with their thoughtfulness and effort. The standard was very high. But there had to be a winner. Very well done, Rose Penfold. The Top 10: (more…)

Continue Reading

Babylon – a beguiling curse?

‘Your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery’ – Revelation 18:1-24 The bedrock of general practice – and indeed the NHS itself – is that all of us will need healthcare at some point in our lives, most of us will not need it for….

Continue Reading

Let there be hope – the patient is still alive

Dare we hope? A string of celebrations mark the NHS’s 70th anniversary later this month. The government has backtracked on allowing doctors into the UK from non-EU countries, and a few days ago promised more cash for the NHS – with the added rarity of a serving Conservative government openly admitting this funding would come….

Continue Reading