Health and Safety

Health and Safety seems to have a bad reputation in UK. You cannot pick up a copy of the Daily Mail without seeing an article critical of H&S: the firemen who can’t use a step ladder to change a light bulb in the station, or children who have been banned from playing conkers, all in… Continue reading Health and Safety


The young man staggered into my consultation room and flopped down onto the chair. He was grimacing in pain and grabbing at his stomach. I asked him a few questions about the pain, but didn’t get many answers. “He has bellyache, isn’t it obvious, doc?” asked Daillies, my trusty translator. I explained that a hundred… Continue reading Witchdoctor