Tag Archives: NHS

Public Health Terrorism

I spend much of my time these days using equations of heat flow to construct elaborate models of the surface of the Earth. To be precise, I’m using this equation: If gives the heat flow Q through a column of … Continue reading

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Hooray! A third of NHS hospitals still allow smoking

Hat tip to Smoking Lamp for this: Almost a third of NHS hospitals in England still allow smoking on their premises, according to an official report. Health chiefs have called for hospitals across the country to stop people from lighting … Continue reading

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Useless Doctors

I spoke to Nisakiman last night. He got his biopsy results last week. And the prognosis was delivered to him by a harridan doctor who told him that he had “not years” to live, but only months. And of course … Continue reading

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Eugenics Never Went Away

Via Audrey Silk, Daily Mail: Smokers face breath tests before surgery: Patients will have to prove they have quit before being referred for an operation Obese patients to be told they cannot have an operation unless they lose weight  The … Continue reading

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Empower, Include, and Transform

Something I came across a few days ago: Obese people and smokers in the East Riding are to be denied non-life threatening surgery for six months. Routine operations, including for hip and knee replacements, will be delayed for patients with … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing Away

H/T Simon Clark, the BMJ has been complaining: Is the UK government still serious about reducing smoking? The lack of a tobacco control plan since 2015 could damage recent gains in reducing prevalence, Sophie Arie reports On 20 May, the … Continue reading

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Someone Intervened

H/T Dick Puddlecote for this from the BBC (my emphasis): A move that could have seen obese patients refused surgery in an attempt to save money is to be reviewed after national NHS bosses intervened. A proposed restriction by the NHS … Continue reading

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