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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It’s all in the presentation

It’s all in the presentationDuring the first Gulf War, a video of a downed British pilot was broadcast by the Iraqis. Clearly delighted with their prize, his captors filmed the pilot reading from a prepared script about how sorry he was, that the USA was a wicked Satanic country, Saddam was a glorious leader, blah,…

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Institutional incompetence

Two national institutions have come in for a bit of a kicking this week. The BBC has been lambasted about the way in which Martin Bashir was able to trick his way into the interview of the century. Even if you grudgingly admire the lengths to which a journalist used nefarious means to get his…

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Order restorer

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

 A weekly email from Babylon pings in (odd, given Insight does not subscribe). The headline, It’s OK to not be OK: A therapist’s guide to “new normal” anxiety, is a timely reminder that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and naturally that’s the email’s focus. The good news is we’re not alone in feeling anxious facing the “new normal life”…

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