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    The genesis of this talk was in the realisation that my ideas have changed over thirty years, and rightly so. The days when healthcare professionals told the public what they were graciously going to do for them have gone, I hope; and I see now that some of the things I used to think were completely wrong. In fact, they are so wrong that I have managed to come to this conclusion without the need for my wife to point it out to me. In 2000 I decided that I was fed up with doing training courses that lasted a […]
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      In an article entitled ‘Why politicians must lie – and how selling ice creams is like an election campaign’, Warwick Smith comments that, “As a result, many politicians make this Faustian bargain; they sell their soul in order to prolong their political careers. They know that the best place to set up their ice-cream stall is right beside their political opponent, with just enough differences to identify them with the one side or other of the spectrum.” Trust in politicians is generally pretty low, as this Ipsos MORI poll reveals. Doctors remain clearly the most trusted profession, with 90% […]
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