Can’t be complacent…

From the RBS Chief Economist’s Weekly Brief. Link. The UK is enjoying its third-longest run of growth since the 1950s. 350,000 more people are in work today than a year ago. Unemployment is close to pre-recession levels. Real wages are rising. Corporate profits are as strong as at any time since the 1990s, at leastContinue reading “Can’t be complacent…”

The Weekend Read – The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes is a scientific researcher and journalist. His previous books have examined the myth of cold fusion and scientific experimentation. The cover claims that he is “America’s most controversial scientific writer”. When the book was published in 2009 my brother suggested that I give it a look, at 640 pages and with a hostContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes”

The Who – Spero ante decessero senescunt.

THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.  They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus.  Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness ofContinue reading “The Who – Spero ante decessero senescunt.”

A great opportunity for the right person in Cheltenham

From my friends Tim and Alison Rumney who run Illume Dentistry in Cheltenham: ILLUME is looking for a special dentist to join a long established private practice for three days a week in a sought after location on the edge of the Cotswolds. Can you say yes to these? You are developing a varied skillContinue reading “A great opportunity for the right person in Cheltenham”

Addenbrooke’s. What price compassion and comfort?

  Addenbrooke’s Hospital stops ice in patient water jugs. A hospital has blamed budget cuts for its decision to stop providing ice for patients’ water jugs. Michelle Lewis discovered the move while visiting Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, when she asked for ice for her friend’s water on an oncology ward. The hospital, which has a deficitContinue reading “Addenbrooke’s. What price compassion and comfort?”

Bridge2Aid – The Big Skill Share

Phase 2 of Bridge2Aid’s Work is “The Big Skill Share” where UK volunteers teach District Dental Officers how to train in emergency dental skills – ‘train the trainer’. I’ll let them explain: “Since we started, we’ve provided almost 4 million people with access to basic emergency dental care.  It’s a massive step in the rightContinue reading “Bridge2Aid – The Big Skill Share”