Food is Healthcare ..

Mentioning the Pioppi Diet to a couple in passing the other day, ‘Well’, they said, pretty much in unison, ‘you know what they say…’ As I didn’t, I thought I’d share the reply: “Food is basically Healthcare, Medicine is certainly not Healthcare, Medicine is Sickcare.” Now we all know  – and if we don’t, there… Read more

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