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Number geeks

Some stroke survivors become “stroke survivor number geeks”. In this age of acronyms I shall call them SSNGs . I admit to being one of them . Not any old numbers, mind you. Stroke numbers. For those of us SSNGs … Continue reading

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The NHS in Scotland 2016

This week has seen the publication of the Audit Scotland report into the NHS in Scotland. I don’t know about you, but when I see the word “audit” my eyes start to glaze over and all the accountants I have … Continue reading

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Musical chairs, foxes and stroke statistics

In my tiresome way, I am writing again about the annual Scottish Stroke Care Audit. You can read what I have said in the past by clicking here. While some of our politicians are playing musical chairs and saving the … Continue reading

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Orkney leading the way again?

Here are two pictures from the referendum campaign: Picture 1 Picture 2  I wonder if graffiti like this at a polling station in central Scotland in Picture 1 is one reason that some people were turned off voting Yes? Meanwhile, Picture 2, taken from … Continue reading

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Driving Assessments and that Referendum again

Earlier this year, when all of us in Scotland were being distracted by either  a) the approaching cries of “Freedom!” or  b) the prospect of the break up of Britain (you choose), the Scottish Government quietly centralised driving assessments for people with disabilities. If you are … Continue reading

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That referendum – a new song?

I see my friend, Ron Ferguson, has been making a passionate case for Scottish independence in the Scottish Review. It seems incredible that some people may not know this, but for the benefit of readers outside Scotland, there is to be … Continue reading

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Referendum thoughts

We are told that 2014 is to be a big year for Scotland – Ryder Cup Golf, Commonwealth Games and, of course, that referendum – so, this blog’s New Year’s resolution is to spend some time during the year looking beyond … Continue reading

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