Tag: NHS

You’ve Been Warned…

The database that will store the entire nation’s health records has a series of “backdoors” that will allow police and government bodies to access people’s medical data. And no. It won’t matter if you’ve opted out, as you’re advised to…

How Do We Select For Empathy?

Christina Patterson thinks that observing people at work is ‘unfair’: It’s bad enough to have to deal with the aches and pains, the failing sight, and hearing, and the often failing mind. It’s bad enough to have to deal with the…

I Don’t Know Who’s More Insane…

…the patients or the doctor who has suggested this: The NHS should consider paying patients with severe mental illness to take their medication, a leading expert has said, after a study showed that offering “modest financial incentives” significantly improved adherence…

What is my name?

One’s name is coterminous with one’s identity. To have it used carelessly shows lack of respect for one’s humanity. To decide how another shall be addressed is to take power over him. The accused in the dock is addressed as the…