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Saatchi Bill Consultation Response

The Medical Innovation Bill, otherwise known as the Saatchi Bill after its proposer, is a bill which seeks to introduce more freedom for doctors to innovate. Important advance, or Quacks' Charter?

Updated: 2014-04-26   Views: 1063

The CHNC and the ASA

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council are lobbying for a lower bar of evidence for claims made in advertising by the members. How is this consistent with their remit of protecting the public?

Updated: 2013-09-26   Views: 1782

CNHC Consultation

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) are running a consultation on their code of conduct. Here are my responses.

Updated: 2013-07-16   Views: 1514

How We Programmed in the Olden Days

No compiler, no assembler. My first commercial project was done with a hex editor and pencil and paper.

Updated: 2013-06-03   Views: 1651

BBC Breakfast Coverage of NHS Reforms

On the morning of 2 April 2013, the day after the new rules for NHS commissioning were introduced, the BBC gave them three and a half minutes, the longest report I have seen so far. Here is an email that I sent to Newswatch about the woeful coverage of the NHS reforms.

Updated: 2013-04-02   Views: 1468

Typing errors as a diagnostic tool

Can typing errors tell us about neurological disorders?

Updated: 2012-11-29   Views: 1582

The NHS Reforms - A Letter to Jeremy Hunt

Another letter to my MP, this time about the NHS privatization. And, predictably, a disappointing response.

Updated: 2012-10-14   Views: 2470

Podcast List

Since I now have a much longer commute to work, I needed some extra stuff to listen to on the way to and from work. I found this with some entertaining and informative podcasts. Here are some links.

Updated: 2012-09-05   Views: 5166

Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP on Homeopathy

Jeremy Hunt MP Update - Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is one of those who signed an early-day motion supporting spending NHS money on homeopathic hospitals. Does he really support paying NHS money for water?

Updated: 2012-09-04   Views: 20251

Reiki - Now Proven for Heart Attacks

A recent paper on Reiki purports to show effectiveness in heart attack patients. Let us delve deeper and see whether it lives up to its billing.

Updated: 2012-07-02   Views: 3298