Coming face-to-face with a lot of GPs

Meeting your GP in person isn’t has hard as it’s being made outYou could be forgiven for questioning the wisdom of holding a live conference for, and by GPs at this particular juncture. What, with the Dailies Mail and Telegraph, and the new Health Secretary weighing in to GPs about not doing enough face-to-face appointments,…

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Food for thought

Is the recently published national food strategy realistic? Food for thoughtGrowing up on a farm, you could set your watch by certain pivotal events of the day. Specifically, these were the times that work paused in a field or barn or wherever for coffee at 11, lunch at 1, and tea at 5. On the…

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Our holy cow is unwell

It’s time for a different diet for the holy cow that is the NHSA very old and thus probably politically incorrect joke used to do the rounds: Two Irishmen, two Scotsmen and two Englishmen are marooned on a desert island. The Irish men open a pub, the Scots create a bank and the Englishmen don’t…

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The elephant in the room…

Guest blogger, John McEvoy argues there just aren’t enough GPs There are not enough GPs.   Everyone involved in General Practice, knows this.  Because there aren’t enough GPs, General Practice has innovated with new types of clinician and quasi-clinicians, trying to move the less complex, less clinical work, away from GPs.  But there aren’t enough of…

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Public displays of affection

The world, it seems, is now firmly divided between those who actively court the opportunity to broadcast their public displays of affection – and those who would rather keep their amorous groping out of the public eye. Yes, Love Island is back and, (spoiler alert) Insight is pleased to let you know that Liberty &…

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One Britain, One Divided Nation

Today, Friday June 25, is Take your dog to work Day. Yesterday, it was National Pralines Day which “honours a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup”. By the time you read this, Insight will have embraced both these agreeable events and, with luck, will have avoided both office dogs…

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Fox News

News this morning that the crime of the century has at last been solved. Thanks to a combination of good old fashioned investigative work including door-to-door enquiries, and the latest infrared surveillance technology, a thief who has been taking the daily copy of the Times from our doorstep, has been identified. Although not yet apprehended,…

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Barnett Unfair

Diana Mary “Dido” Harding, Baroness Harding of Winscombe has had some pretty big jobs, perhaps most notably as head of the NHS Test and Trace programme. She is chair of NHS Improvement and was also appointed interim chief executive of the new National Institute for Health Protection, later renamed the UK Health Security Agency. She…

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