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Andy Kliman

Tweet Share I recently returned from three weeks holiday in Thailand, it was a slightly delayed honeymoon to be honest. I then had an extra week off before coming back to work. In that whole month, apart from some less than strenuous walking, swimming and site-seeing, I did no exercise what-so-ever. I kept my eating…

Tweet Share Involving patients in their own care is a major trend running through the NHS. People with diabetes have to be more involved in managing their condition, goes the philosophy, as it will save money, resources and improve the patient’s condition. The way it saves money is through re-organising care. Doctors are pretty expensive…

Tweet Share They have found a cure for Diabetes! That’s right, a cure. Sorry, in my excitement I failed to say that ‘they’ is in fact the Dr Zhang Clinic in Crouch End. The Chinese only speaking Dr, whom was never explicitly identified as the eponymous Dr Zhang, through her interpreter told me, to my…

Tweet Share As I’ve mentioned a few times before, and I’m sure you are already aware, the Government is planning a massive reorganisation of the NHS. One of the key changes is that GPs will be banding together into groups to manage the costs of our care, otherwise known as commissioning. These groups, known as…

Tweet Share Are you the right sort of patient? You may think you are; you take your meds, you do some exercise and you try to steer clear of chocolate and fancy deserts as much as possible, but this might not be enough. You might well be the wrong sort of patient. The NHS is…

Tweet Share When my girlfriend moved in she brought her cat Tommy with her. Tommy was the laziest cat I’d ever seen. We bought him a scratching post with a dangling toy mouse that he could toy with, chase around the post and generally relieve high spirits. The closest he got to the mouse was…