Mr Hancock’s Further Tech Idiocy

From our Tech Correspondent: Every NHS hospital, GP practice and community care service in the country will be given access to a full-fibre – also known as fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) – broadband service as part of the government’s 10-year NHS...

If Matt Hancock Misdiagnoses The Problem Then He’ll Not Fix The NHS Will He?

Matt Hancock, the health minister does rather like his apps, and this one's a beauty A new NHS waiting times app will soon see patients choose where they seek urgent treatment. Under the new rules, patients will be able...

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Would Take Money From Black Schools And Give It To White

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to sort out the higher maternal mortality rate among black women in America. She's going to fine hospitals that have high rates and give more money to hospitals that have low rates. Hmm, well,...

Message For The NHS – It’s Competition Itself Which Raises Productivity

As we all know arguing that there should be competition within the National Health Service causes maiden aunts to drop their pearls. But efficient organisations are built upon cooperation dahling! The thing being, no, not really. Competition is, in fact,...

NHS Homeopathy Service Becoming Ever More Effective As Spending Falls

A report that the National Health Service is spending - still - £55,000 a year on homeopathic treatments. You know the nonsense, that repeated succussion against horsehair cushions, and dilution to 0.00001% and the like, of something that causes...

The Lancet Reports British Diet Pretty Damn Good Actually

As is always the case with these sorts of reports The Lancet's one on diets and death is being treated as an awful, shocking, wake up call about the British diet. Look at how many people die because of...

Ghastly American Health Care – Insulin Price Cut To $25 A Month From Cigna/Express...

If you'd like to see what a complete, total and utter mess American health care is consider this concerning new price cuts on insulin from Cigna and Express Scripts. That some certain number of people need insulin to stay...

As We’ve Been Saying, We Should Subsidise Vaping

The big question about vaping from a public health perspective is whether it reduces health problems or increases them? The more basic civil liberty point, that people should be able to ingest as they please, is true but already...

Of Course Asbestos Still Kills After 20 Years – It Takes 40 Years To...

We have an interesting entry into the Idiot Complaint of the Day Race. That asbestos is dangerous is entirely true, that mesothelioma is a horrible way to die - mesothelioma being the major asbestos caused disease, it's other name...

Vaping’s A Good Thing, Perhaps We Should Subsidise it?

There's a basic problem we've got with this idea that we can rule the world, force it into our desired shape. Which is that we're in a second best world. Plans don't necessarily work out, people are 'ornery and...

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Indonesia’s Palm Oil Plans – What A Difficulty for Greenpeace, FOE

This is going to be just a delightful little conundrum for the fools over at Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. For two of...