Needling a vein can be torture for the doctor, too — this ‘magic torch’ is the answer

It has always troubled me as a doctor that, before I can help a patient, I first have to hurt…

bed blocker

A ‘bed blocking’ crisis threatens the NHS. Here’s how to fix it

The NHS is the victim of its own success. Every patient whose life it saves and patches up is a…

trippy

Does the drug that ‘fixed’ my diabetes have a dark side?

A while back, I wrote about how dapagliflozin revolutionised my glucose control. Almost overnight, I changed from a morbid and…

Even though I’m a hospital consultant, I was in despair over my diabetes. Then I tried a new drug…

I have been a type 2 diabetic for at least five years. I turned up for work to anaesthetise patients…