Tag Archives: health

Health: what are we trying to achieve?

This is about the nature of health. In a recent post I argued that health services should take priority because everything we do depends on having enough health. Here I ask what we think good health is. This is about … Continue reading

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What do we expect from the National Health Service?

Prime Minister Theresa May, in her New Year live interview on Sunday, got quite a grilling from Andrew Marr. The Independent provides a video and report. Marr described the case of Leah Butler-Smith whose mother waited five hours to be … Continue reading

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Statins and profits

My health has suddenly deteriorated, after reading the latest claim in the debate about statins. Professor Rory Collins, criticising some articles in the British Medical Journal, claims that the only side-effects of statins are muscle weakness in 1 in 10,000 … Continue reading

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