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Medicine, Science and Research

A Date with Death – weekend mortality and its causes

10 things you should know about measles and vaccination

The Ice-Bucket Challenge – choosing a charity to support

Bug and Superbug – antibiotic resistance

Burgerland – How we should pay for Healthcare, explained through the medium of burgers

Eight Days a Week – An exploration of what healthcare is needed on weekends, with a Beatles theme

A Walking, Talking Miracle – Organ transplants and donation

Reasons to be Cheerful – The joy and privelege of being a doctor

Reasons not to be Cheerful – the downsides of being a doctor

NHS

Festival of Britain – a piece of art that is almost the same age as the NHS

Shooting Targets – the “4 hour rule” in Emergency Departments

A Date with Death – weekend mortality and its causes

Contract Killers – the new junior doctor contract

Cancel the panic..? – a defence of the new junior doctor contract by a guest blogger

Burgerland – How we should pay for Healthcare, explained through the medium of burgers

Three Strikes and You’re Out – Should doctors ever strike? And what has striking done for junior doctors in the UK?

Eight Days a Week – An exploration of what healthcare is needed on weekends, with a Beatles theme

Nobody Expects the Contract Imposition – Monty Python, football, and the imposition of an unloved junior doctor contract by an unloved Secretary of State for Health

Winning the battle and losing the war – More on junior doctors contracts, with a look into the Abrainia crystal ball

Books on Medicine

Do No Harm (Henry Marsh)

The spirit catches you and you fall down (Anne Fadiman)

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

When breath becomes air (Paul Kalanithi)

Reaching down the rabbit hole (Allan Ropper)

Fiction

Conveyor Belt – a short story

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