Still trying to make an overwhelmingly positive and enduring impression on life, the universe and everything.
Part of an endangered species in the NHS (ever wonder why getting an appointment with a family doctor is rather difficult these days?). Trying to survive the irresponsible, idiotic and frankly dangerous policies of successive governments, all aimed at destroying General Practice and with it, the entire NHS. When not getting bogged down with work, or getting confused with code, lives a quiet semi-rural life, foraging for nuts and berries with loving wife, 2.5 children and 2.0 dogs. And trying to be a little bit creative.
New Labour voted in
New GP contract - with a clause enabling government to impose changes with 12 weeks 'consultation'*
Labour exploit the clause* and impose contract forcing GPs to work 12 hour days to regain lost funding
Conservatives exploit the clause* and impose contract leading to funding cuts and increased workload chasing spurious targets
Conservatives win election and promise 8 till 8 opening 7 days a week
Jeremy Hunt plans to impose contract on Junior Doctors in bid for David Cameron's 7 day NHS
Jeremy Hunt and Prime Minister deny claims by Red Cross that NHS is suffering a humanitarian crisis despite clear evidence of worst winter performance on record
* Clause was only to be used in state of national emergency!