Saturday, 26 September 2015

Nothing new.

A recent article in the guardian suggests that all hospital in patients should have the name of their responsible Consultant displayed at the head of the bed. What puzzles me is that this idea is described as "an initiative", as if it's some clever new idea. When DZ qualified, 40 years ago, it was standard practice. So when, and why, did people stop doing it? I have no idea, but I'd put my money on the infection control gestapo.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


DZ has mentioned in the past that he is a great fan of cask conditioned ale. He likes it more than anything. Well, almost anything.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


There can't be many in the UK who don't know who Jeremy Corbyn is. But am I the only one who has noticed a resemblance between Mr Corbyn and the late Joe Cocker?