Noel Conway at home with his ventilator on

The assisted dying debate

As another prominent right to die campaigner dies, Tannice Hemming looks at the UK’s attitude towards assisted dying. Noel Conway was 71 when he died last week. Diagnosed with Motor … Continue reading The assisted dying debate

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UK Government in court over PPE

Next week, EveryDoctor and the Good Law Project will take hold the UK Government to account over their failings on PPE, a case that’s had very little press coverage. Tannice … Continue reading UK Government in court over PPE

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Inside India: the battle against Coronavirus

As more and more horrifying scenes emerge from India, what’s it like to live there and what went wrong? Tannice Hemming talks to Ravi Nair, 55 about the series of costly mistakes that got India to this point.

Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

A new website vows to tackle what it calls Covid scepticism in whatever form it takes. Run by a team including a psychologist, a Conservative MP and a Superforecaster, Covidfaq.co … Continue reading Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

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Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

Emmerdale: prenatal testing and Down’s Syndrome storyline under fire

Down’s Syndrome is often far from a life-limiting condition: is Emmerdale perpetuating archaic attitudes and setting back disability advocacy with its upcoming Down’s Syndrome storyline?

So different from the hospital environment

In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

The long and difficult road to recovery – why Coronavirus isn’t always over in a fortnight

More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.

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“Women’s issues” – written off, ignored and mocked for too long

Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.

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Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell

The British public are being held in contempt by those who deign to rule us. Dominic Cummings and his employee, Boris Johnson, have already been held in contempt once by … Continue reading Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell