David’s blog #64: It’s a Small WorldPosted on 2021-02-25
The well-known saying above usually applies when we find we have friends in common with our colleagues, or similar events happen in different places. For those lucky enough to have visited a Disney theme park it will also conjure up a reminder of a ride that most adults barely endure, but whose signature tune stays with you forever – whether you want it to or not.
David’s blog #63: Fresh air makes the Doctor poorPosted on 2021-02-15
The above is, I am led to believe, a Danish proverb. I think it is a sentiment many of us can relate to, though we have no desire to see our medical friends reduced to poverty! But with London enjoying an unusual cold spell, snow on the ground and some decent sunshine, it has been a joy to get outside and enjoy the crisp fresh air.
David’s blog #62: Summit in SightPosted on Feb 08, 2021.
As we look forward into 2021 and beyond, we see glimmers of hope that the world is getting to grips with the pandemic and that we can start to think about returning to “normality”. Most of us are looking forward to being able to meet up with family, friends and colleagues, watch sport, enjoy live music, visit the cinema, and have a drink inside a pub.
David’s blog #61: Under PressurePosted on 2021-01-28
In my local area, many people have kept up their Christmas decorations and lights longer than usual, perhaps hoping to fend off the current gloom. I have certainly appreciated it. The January blues is a well-established annual media phenomenon, which as far as I know has little scientific evidence behind it. But for many of us, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, it instinctively makes sense.
Guest Blogger – Robin Burgess - Improving homeless health in NorthamptonPosted on 2021-01-25
The Hope Centre is a long established homelessness and wider poverty charity operating in Northampton. Created in 1974, for nearly 50 years we have worked to support the most vulnerable people within our community, acutely aware that their health is the poorest and their access to services the weakest. And Northampton has serious issues, pro-rata to a town of less than 250,000 people; at its peak around 100 people were sleeping rough, even though, post covid that is down to around 50 each night, its still high.