Tag: Family & Parenting

NHS Whistle-blowers: Persecuted and trashed by managers to cover up patient safety issues

The life-threatening issue is much more widespread than the public realises. The recent Dispatches programme and article in the Times by journalist Matthew Syed highlighted the plight of whistle-blowers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) citing the case of Peter Duffy, a consultant surgeon, working for the Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust. Faced with failures at the trust in the emergencies department he expressed concern for patients who subsequently died from kidney sepsis.

Live Between the Sheets

Why live one life when by purchasing and reading books and novels you can live as many lives as you wish? You can accompany explorers, share the fields of conflict with the servicemen of many nationalities. You can fall in love with beautiful women and travel, solve crimes and be a part of any unfolding drama. Dilemma: With millions of titles available our problem as book buyers is to discover a novel that will turn us into a Paige Turner.

The Enigma of Putler

I remember this summit well. He was left alone at the table, he was alone at all the G20 events in Australia, and when he realised his role, he just stood up and walked away, shaking his hand to the escort police officer.

A PREDATOR PROWLS IN SEARCH OF HIS PRESS-GANGED DAUGHTER

Michael Walsh, historian, and journalist, never found enough time to be a novelist until during the 1990s when, down to his last brass cent, he wondered if salvation might come via a novel. The dissident journalist put pen to paper and began work on Retribution which later was re-titled A Leopard in Liverpool. The novel was finally published a year or so ago and was accompanied by a low-key promotion.

With Hapless Allies like NATO who needs Enemies

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) appears to be oddly equipped to defend Europe from the Irish let alone the might of Federal Russia or China. Routed and in full retreat from Afghanistan after 20 years of hapless intervention during which time the Stone Age reverted to the Iron Age recent interventions suggest NATO could stamp the same fate on Europe.