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Tagged: doctors

Talking through your doctor-patient relationship


Communication cuts across every aspect of good healthcare but it’s also one of the most difficult things to get right consistently. I think we can do better. I know from working as a doctor, and from experiences as a patient, … Continue reading


This week in health – 29/06/2018


With so much going on in the world of health it can be difficult to keep up to date with all the latest news and breakthroughs. Luckily, talkhealth’s weekly round-up should help you keep on top of all the latest … Continue reading


WellChild Awards 2017:  Nominations open for inspirational children, young people and carers


More than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support enabling them to leave. Do you know a … Continue reading


This Week in Health News: The First Penis Transplant in the USA, and Should Men Over 40 Avoid Having Children?


Doctors have performed the first penis transplant in the USA

A prominent health news story over the last few days has been the reporting on the first penis transplant in the USA. The story may make many readers wince, but as the doctors who performed the operation have pointed out, … Continue reading


But Who Will Heal The Healers?


What went wrong? When I was at school in the 70s the ultimate vocations were considered to be law and medicine. Law for the ‘arts’ students and medicine for the ‘scientists’ and if you were clever and worked really hard … Continue reading


The NHS – Still a Great British Asset, or Struggling Under Pressure?


I have always been a great believer in the NHS. I was what I would term an old fashioned family doctor – the patients advocate. Recently my elderly father, who lives alone, became seriously ill and we thought we were … Continue reading


Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?


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What the UK Government defines as binge drinking might come as a shock to some. Binge drinking is defined as the intake of twice the recommended daily alcohol limit. For men that means eight units, the equivalent of four pints … Continue reading


Are doctor-patient relationships like being married?


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for doctors and patients, asks “What are the ingredients for a successful doctor-patient relationship” and makes a surprising discovery. A conversation with a twice-divorced colleague, got me thinking about relationships: doctor-patient relationships … Continue reading




I love all the feedback I receive on my blog. We are family members and just like family we can disagree with one another. Last week, I received a response to a previous blog post about how this responder is … Continue reading




A day in the life of a thyroidian is so exciting! James Bond 007 has nothing on us. I never know what the day will bring, what exciting adventures I will encounter. For example, it is unclear what will mysteriously … Continue reading




While doing some research for my book, I stumbled upon an interesting news story regarding thyroid disease. The article was about a murder trial and the defendant’s attorneys argued that a “mismanaged thyroid disease” led to her actions on that … Continue reading




  This week’s picture has nothing to do with the blog. I figured if I put up a picture of what my blog is about…y’all probably would not read it. I want to talk about something that no one wants … Continue reading


Doctors strike


Doctors are planning a one day strike on 21st June and will be refusing to treat all non-urgent care.  This is the first strike in nearly 40 years taken by doctors. The strike was voted in favour of by a … Continue reading


Heating things Up a Little…..


I am not sure if anyone is actually aware but the word Eczema is actually taken from the Greeks ἔκζεμα ēkzema , and translated means – ‘to boil over’! This is particulary relavant as for anyone that directly suffers from … Continue reading


Articles about psoriasis


Within the ‘articles‘ section of talkpsoriasis, items about psoriasis have been written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.  You can read articles such as: Psoriasis study will target stress and state of mind Psoriasis patients: … Continue reading