General opinion, NHS, personal, political, Uncategorized

For the junior doctor who might have saved my life

When I started this blog, my main aim was to talk about science and science fiction and the overlap of both. I also have some pieces on the backburner about working life as a scientist, but that’s where they’re staying for the moment. A couple of areas I decided to stay well clear of are the personal and the political: the former because, well, that’s what friends and family (or at most Facebook) are for, and I’m too much of an English stereotype to be getting all that confessional; the latter, because I would rant, and rant, and rant…

I am now about to break that resolution, for a special case. This is in response to the ongoing dispute over “Junior” doctors’ contracts in the NHS in England. I do promise not to rant too much, however. Continue reading