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The Station - the new book by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The novel is finished (just about - about 500 words to go) but it's an uphill struggle getting a publisher because nobody is spending on books any more. So, I have put the f ... Read on »
End of days - part 2 by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The 'P' word certainly stirred  up some heated debate and I'm glad that, for once, something I've raised for discussion hasn't descended into abuse just because I have an op ... Read on »
End of days? by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The NHS is facing a major challenge . Cuts across the board may soon erode frontline emergency services to the point where privatisation of certain key parts becomes inevita ... Read on »
Vicious sweets by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc We’ve reached a new low in society when pathetic incidents like this provoke a response that triggers such expensive and embarrassing circumstances. The cops are not to blam ... Read on »
The mire by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Small minds Hoax calls, made by children are usually benign and can be dealt with on the phone but a few of them are well-planned and executed little scenarios that req ... Read on »
Fitters by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I had an observer with me on my clinical mission today – a driving instructor who wanted to see what the difference was between the tidy lesson-method and the only way to ge ... Read on »
Slow to act by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/8374581/77-inquests-emergency-services-should-use-plain-English.html It has been suggested that the emer ... Read on »
Heavy people by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This was entirely predictable. I wrote my degree dissertation on the subject of childhood obesity and I proposed at the time that we’d see a growing number o ... Read on »
Do what you wish by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Capacity I remember a call to an elderly lady who was sitting in her front room on a chair, staring into space as if dead. My colleague and I peered in through the p ... Read on »
Barred and bust by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Blame culture It’s becoming a hot topic these days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-12424391 , although there is more than likely, as is usually the cas ... Read on »
Newsworthy by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This is exactly the type of criminal behaviour I was expecting as the financial crisis in this country deepens: http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/sheep-rustling-cases-on-t ... Read on »
Finding Samantha by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc At first I thought this was going to be a dry, silly little story about a mis-dialed call but then I listened to it and thought about what this young man was about to go int ... Read on »
It must be true... by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The BBC asked me to comment on this story  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7944334.stm ; they wanted my opinion, from the point of view of a front-line paramedic and aut ... Read on »
Saving trees by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My first book, which is still selling well after three years, is now available in electronic form and can be  downloaded for Kindle or onto your Mac or PC. Those of you who ... Read on »
Tonsilpus in Canada by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The little woollen one is currently in Canada but he seems to be lost in their postal system (for the second time). He still has a few more hosts to get round in that countr ... Read on »
Anatomy for beginners by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I did another car shift out of the south and spent most of it dealing with the usual stuff; abdominal pains, sore throats, minor allergic reactions... until I received a cal ... Read on »
No, Ho Ho by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Happy Christmas to you all! Thanks for sticking with me, even though I am not as prolific or consistent as I was before. This is the time of year when people, for reaso ... Read on »
Seeing red by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Red calls that is. A shift on the car today because I have to keep my clinical skills sharp, right? So I waited outside the station at freezing o'clock in the morning until ... Read on »
Updates to the blog by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I've been away from this for a while... mainly due to work pressures and other things going on but I've added a few bits and pieces that may, or may not, be of use. One ... Read on »
The misery of children by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc And I don't mean in the sense that they are miserable... I've had a month of heavy exposure to the distress that manifests when children are involved in serious accidents or ... Read on »