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It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle: a Christian challenge to the NHS ‘COVID pay rise’

I was rather challenged by Georgie Coster’s heartfelt blog in August on the lack of a pay rise for nurses and other NHS staff in the recent, ‘post COVID’ pay awards. I am one of those ‘hard-working’ Consultants who deserved (according to the BMA and […]

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Reflecting God’s image or usurping his position?

For as long as humans have been keeping records, they have been recording their fight against the ultimate enemy – death. Up until a certain point in history, every new advance in technology was aimed at postponing the hour when the grim reaper would come […]

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Altruistic kidney donation – the opportunities and challenges

Giving a kidney can be one of the greatest gifts one can offer to another person. The first successful human kidney allograft was carried out between the identical Herrick twins in Boston in 1954, Ronald giving a kidney to Richard and in so doing becoming […]

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How Christians can end the waiting list for a kidney  

When I gave my kidney in 2019, it felt like a simple decision: someone might die without a kidney whilst I had a spare. Far from seeing it as the epitome of saintly generosity, I was convicted that it was an effective way of doing […]

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Three ways COVID-19 has changed me as a doctor

COVID-19 has changed the world, the medical profession, and the NHS in ways we are only beginning to understand. In my A&E department, we have seen patients with oxygen saturations lower than we previously thought were possible, treated our own hospital colleagues – some of […]