In case you missed – TGBSL #30 – Life’s a beach and other research.

TGBSL explained: In the second book of the semi-autobiographical series describing the progress of an Edinburgh medical graduate, Colin Douglas describes his hero, David Campbell’s, involvement with medical research. The book’s title is “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime“ and the cynic in me always remembers it when I read headlines like these. I insist thatContinue reading “In case you missed – TGBSL #30 – Life’s a beach and other research.”

Dental associates; workers or self-employed? The tide is turning…. from JFH lw

Laura Pearce, Senior solicitor at JFH law has written a an informative blog post on the changing position of associates in the eyes of HMRC. Since the Central London employment tribunal handed down its decision in the Uber case on 28th October 2016, the courts have been awash with claimants seeking to gain worker status.Continue reading “Dental associates; workers or self-employed? The tide is turning…. from JFH lw”

The Monday Morning Quote #423

On this day in 1964 Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment, during the Rivonia Trial Mr Mandela chose, instead of testifying, to make a speech from the dock and proceeded to hold the court spellbound for more than four hours. His speech, which was made at the beginning of the defence case, ended with theContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #423”

Peter Ward exposes the NHS(E)’s “Cunning Plan”

Nice editorial in the BDJ from BDA Chief Exec Peter Ward. HERE Edited highlights only Death by commissioning ….That master plan looks like a determined effort to wrest away NHS dental care from small autonomous units. That model that has been supplied by a legion of conscientious practitioners ever since the beginning of the NHS.Continue reading “Peter Ward exposes the NHS(E)’s “Cunning Plan””

The state of the internet. Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report:

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has released her highly anticipated, annual presentation on internet trends at this year’s Code conference. The article in Quartz with a link to her slides is HERE it’s worth a look Some highlights from the presentation: Smartphone shipments have continued to slow, with only 3%year-over-year growth fromContinue reading “The state of the internet. Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report:”

The Monday Morning Quote #422

As The British & Irish Lions start their tour of New Zealand….. “Rugby has always been a game for all shapes and sizes. You have the superstars and the fast guys who score the tries, but you also need the workhorses and the people who play all the other roles. Unless they all work togetherContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #422”