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A blog about the dubious, bad and sometimes frankly lunatic developments in the medical world.

Owner: DrNo

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Language: English

Tags: Medicine, Medical Practice, Quackbusting

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Latest Blog Posts for Bad Medicine

  • Captain Mainwaring’s CasualtyLate April 2016. As hospital consultants and staff doctors across England prepare for the first ever full walk out by junior doctors, similar preparations take place at Walmington-on-Sea… Scene: The local District General Hospital Casualty Departm...
  • A Tale of Two ThickiesOf all the reasons to end a long and bitter industrial dispute, imposing an unwelcome contract on a demoralised workforce to "end the uncertainty" has to be the most bizarre, given the inevitable outcome of the imposition will be not less,...
  • The Hair of the Dame
    on Jan 11, 2016 in Bad Stats Coercive Healthism
    After the season of good will, the season of bad omen. More Blu-Tack than tack sharp, Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, stuck at the end of last week to her message that there was no such thing as a safe limit to alcohol consumption, but...
  • The Last Junior DoctorAs the post nuclear option Heremy Junt/BMA contract row rumbles on behind the scenes – the top hit on google news today for junior doctor contract is a three day old blog post on Conservative Home by a psychiatrist sorely in need of Photoshop if ev...
  • The Strike That Passed in the Night
    on Dec 2, 2015 in Mismanagement Working in the NHS
    At the eleventh hour, the BMA suspended the junior doctors’ strike. It hasn’t been called off entirely, it may still happen, but probably won’t. As a conspiracy theorist, Dr No suspects the whole shebang was a clever ruse by the doctors: a stri...
  • Bitter Pill for Sugar Tax
    on Oct 13, 2015 in Bad Stats Coercive Healthism
    Britain and sugar go back a long way, and the history is not that glorious. Sugar, or white gold as it was known, was reason for the infamous trade triangle, the round trip that took slaves from Africa to the American colonies, sugar from the colonia...
  • Poldark by Gaslight
    on Sep 8, 2015 in Dodgy Practice
    Dr No approached last Sunday evening’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover (BBC1) in a bad mood, having just had his computer freeze up in the last moments of an ebay auction he was particularly keen to win. Maybe there’s an app out there baddies can use t...
  • Where Have All the Dements Gone?
    on Aug 21, 2015 in Bad Stats
    Those who are smug about data security have this week had their assertions torn asunder once again. The Ashley Madison hack – Dr No rather liked Henry Tudor’s tweet ‘Cromwell was my Ashley Madison. He got hacked too’ – reminds us that data...
  • Dragons’ Den: The Commissioners
    on Aug 10, 2015 in Spoofs
    2017: Mid term and the Tories have got fed up with pesky doctor led clinical commissioning groups. The government fires all medical commissioners and appoints its own chosen panel members, often high profile individuals with no understanding of the h...
  • Not Entirely AppropriateSupposed once by David ‘Hug a Hoodie’ Cameron to be the embodiment of big society in a way that say dear Joanna Lumley never could be, Camila Batmanthingy exploded last week as her charity Kids Company imploded. Boy, was it a big explosion, as if...
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