Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Pathology review: cui bono?

Lucius Cassius’ illuminating question remains more important than ever. Lord Carter, author of the Report of the Review of NHS Pathology Services in England Chaired by Lord Carter of Coles (2005-08) which started major changes to pathology services, has had to step down as … Continue reading

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Hammering the non-conforming world into shape

Underneath the wolf rampant is Sidney. Sidney and his friend George have brought hammers.  Being intellectuals, they borrowed the hammers from working men.  They are beating the world into the shape they would like it to be. Were these hammers the … Continue reading

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Gold plated

So the unions’ day of action was a damp squib, out of touch with modern times. Why did journalists start reporting “gold-plated” pensions for public sector workers?  Is it because the editors and syndicated columnists invested in houses that “can … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy killing research

While research and the USA largely get by just fine without ISO lab standards and this paper therefore does not mention them, it does illustrate the effects of analogous bureaucracy in the marked decline of clinical research.  Food and Drug … Continue reading

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