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Boris, the NHS and why love is not always enough

In the first Prime Minister’s address given since his discharge from St Thomas’ Hospital, London, Boris Johnson announced, with misplaced pride and spectacle, that the NHS is “powered by love”. At first glance this appears to be a harmless truth, in fact, one which seems almost indisputable. Certainly, all who have received care and guidance […]

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Tiger King

Content warning: Animal abuse, sexual abuse Tiger King might just be the most bizarre apparition of the American Dream ever to haunt our screens. The rise and fall of Joe Exotic, a gay gun-toting redneck willing to disregard the lives of both humans and animals alike in a bid to satisfy his insatiable appetite for […]

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NHS launches new 10-year plan for 70th anniversary in 2018

As the National Health Service turned 70 years old in 2018, a healthcare plan set to stretch over the next decade was developed in partnership with staff, patients and families. It was unveiled by the NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, at the beginning of the new year. Following announcement of a £20.5 billion budget […]

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Difficulty of and barriers to gender-affirming care

The meta-analysis report entitled ‘Barriers to Gender – Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals’ gives much needed insight into the issues facing transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, as well as the implications of these barriers. It is common knowledge that the ‘T’ in LGBT+ represents trangender people. Less known is the fact that […]

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The NHS needs a political U-turn to save it

This week, tens of thousands of people marched in London to protest against further cuts to the NHS. The proposed plans would cut services in nearly two-thirds of hospitals in England. They range from scaling back services to complete hospital closures. The UK is the world’s sixth richest country. Underfunding the NHS is a political […]