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History teaches us that working together works

It’s useful, now and again, to look back on our past successes.  This is not just to make ourselves feel good – although a little bit of that now and again does no harm – but to learn the lessons … Continue reading

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Out of dependency…

The dominant model (I don’t say the only model) of doctor-patient consultation privileges one viewpoint: the doctor’s. The relationship is a power relationship in which the doctor remains largely unquestioned and the patient is mostly powerless. Whether benign or not, … Continue reading

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NHS Wales’ Waiting Times: The Sustainability Challenge

In commenting on the latest figures, Edwina Hart, the Assembly’s Health and Social Services said: “this is a significant achievement, and one of which staff should be proud” and that “the priority now for the NHS must be to sustain these targets”. … Continue reading

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A plea for patient-centredness

I was recently engaged in a study to assess the information and service needs of people with serious mental health problems, when a young woman told me: “When I am ill, I want to be sure that I receive the … Continue reading

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