Medicines are magic

Prescribing medicines is the most common intervention by the NHS and there’s no doubt in my mind – medicines are magic! I’ve learnt a lot about prescribed drugs recently, as part of our work on Medicines Management, and I’ve been spellbound. I heard about pills that alleviate our pain, solutions that help us sleep and…

Stethoscope on pile of money

To pay or not to pay

I’m a firm supporter of our publicly funded health service and would stand by my belief that if and when I or any of my family should need help, I would look to the NHS as the first point of call. After all, Aneurin Bevan created a health service which was free at the point…

At your leisure

Last week the Welsh Government and Welsh Local Government Association held a joint conference entitled “the challenges and opportunities for local service delivery in Wales”, looking at the impact of austerity on public services. The Minister for Finances made clear to all those present that the last five years of cuts have been difficult to…