Hospital Food

At last Labour is concerned with food. It has plans to improve hospital food. “Hospital food” always reminds me of those occasions in pubs, which thankfully, I’ve moved on from, when someone would look at me menacingly in the eyes whilst enquiring whether I liked hospital food. I didn’t know then – and I’m delighted… Read more

Private Emergency – or Accident?

I have always been surprised by how the Accident and Emergency crisis has never been linked to any  aspects of the private health sector. The chart below suggests NHS Intensive Care Units [ICU] seem, between them, to accept (per year) well over 3000 patients transferred from private hospitals with no ICUs. This cannot help the… Read more

Welcome to the future?

How interesting to see the photograph of the empty bread shelves in Asda during the recent cold weather. From some personal experience this was – remarkably – no different at Tesco who have the most sophisticated UK ordering system – indeed it may well be the best anywhere. The enormous Walmart, owners of Asda, who… Read more

Obesity Hotspots

This is the disturbing picture for obesity in England showing that really the whole country is a hotspot for obesity. It is true the sugar tax is coming, but by the time it arrives the overwhelming majority of soft drinks will have switched largely if not completely, to some sort of sugar substitute and it… Read more

The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ a personal voyage of research discovery. A guest blog by Mo Stewart

Mo Stewart is a medically retired healthcare professional, a disabled veteran of the Women’s Royal Air Force and, since 2009, has worked as an independent disability studies researcher exposing the influence of corporate America since 1992 with the design of future British ‘welfare reforms’. Her book ‘Cash Not Care: the planned demolition of the UK… Read more

Corporate Diet

It is of considerable surprise – to me at least – that Tesco has been given the go-ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to take over Bookers. That’s Britain’s largest food retailer taking over Britain’s largest food wholesaler. Tesco also runs its own convenience stores which is an area where Booker are very… Read more