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Grenfell demonstrates it. The NHS exemplifies it. “I seem, then, in just this little thing to be wiser than this man at any rate, that what I do not know I do not think I know either..” Socrates Apology by Plato The events of the last week will undoubtedly shape the future of Britain in a monumental fashion. First, an election like none we have seen for fifty years. Called in hubris, led to nemesis, won, in truth, by no one. History-making nonetheless. The prevailing wind of politics has changed, now blowing Left of centre for the first time in […]
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“You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts.” Patrick Moynihan, four-time US Senator Is the NHS failing? Research shows the introduction of factual evidence into a polarised debate actually makes the two sides less likely to agree than to agree. However, as a doctor I like cold, hard facts. In our line of work anything less is morally wrong and overtly dangerous. So here is the NHS. Just the facts (with references).  The population of the UK is an estimated 65.1 million.  1 in 20 GP surgeries have closed or merged since 2013. 57 closing down in […]
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