Catch-22, doctors, leaders and the NHS (healthcare, military and other absurdities)

What struck me was the similarity between bad leadership as described in the 256th US Army Air Squadron and… you guessed it, the NHS.

(Admittedly there are no bombing runs in most UK hospitals)

Leaders and Commanders

I am not a military guy. Anyone who knows me likely would agree with this statement – in fact, if you have met me, you would almost certainly wonder why a) I have even said it and b) Why ‘Commanders’ is in my title. Well, I’ll try to explain. It was an unusual Bank HolidayContinue reading “Leaders and Commanders”

The Death of Stalin

I thought it an odd way for someone to explain, ‘This is how we do it,’ but, there you go – within a short few years that person had become a victim of the system themselves.

Phallic symbols and America

Born down in a dead man’s town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground End up like a dog that’s been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up I am not sure why the opening lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ are whistling inContinue reading “Phallic symbols and America”


Thank you, Wendy for the comment to yesterday’s blog. You mentioned the close-shave in my awakening to the values. And, you are one hundred per cent correct. If the values are at odds, you can’t go anywhere. It is ironic, for within the NHS, values are so pivotal to everything that happens – the goodContinue reading “Values”