Dr Tim Crocker-Buqué

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"

Securing the Future of the NHS

This article originally appeared on Progress Online on 26th June 2014. This week we heard Jane Ellison, the public health minister, admit that the Coalition government has lost day-to-day control … Continue reading

01/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Why we should ban the sale of cigarettes to people born after the year 2000

A version of this article was originally published on the New Statesman on 28th March 2014. Creating the First Tobacco Free Generation                 … Continue reading

22/06/2014 · 1 Comment

David Cameron praises ‘Health Heroes’ while he destroys the NHS

This article originally appeared on the Our Kingdom page of http://www.opendemocracy.net on 30th April, here. “So many of us have been there. You’re in the waiting room as your child … Continue reading

22/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Devex Editorial: Integrating Health into the post-2015 Agenda

This article originally appeared here on http://www.devex.com on 18th November 2013, as part of the European Development Days conference.  Integrating Health into the Post-2015 Agenda           … Continue reading

22/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Tory Theresa’s Regressive Rhetoric

At the Conservative Home  “Victory 2015” conference held yesterday in London, Theresa May suggested that the UK would withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. This is not the … Continue reading

10/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Francis Report: Where were the Junior Doctors in all of this?

As we digest the ramifications of today’s Francis Report, one question continues to burn in my mind – what happened to the Junior Doctors working at Stafford Hospital during this … Continue reading

06/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Cutting housing benefit for under 25s is indefensible, immoral and criminal.

It’s difficult to escape the stream of depressing news stories generated by the Conservative Party conference. When faced with such an onslaught of narrow-mindedness it’s difficult to choose a policy to … Continue reading

10/10/2012 · Leave a comment

An Equal and Diverse Misunderstanding: A Rebuttal to Dr Una Coales

I decided to let the seas calm before writing my rebuttal to Dr Coales’ arguments regarding equality and diversity within the medical profession. Partly because in the heat of the … Continue reading

08/10/2012 · Leave a comment

The Tom Daley Effect on Freedom of Speech

Above is a photo of Tom Daley. Including this picture is an excellent way of starting a blog. Not only for aesthetics, but also because people are much more likely … Continue reading

03/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Drugs, Execution and the BMA

The British Medical Association has long campaigned against execution and was influential in ending the the practice in the UK. At our annual conference today the representative body passed policy to support … Continue reading

27/06/2012 · Leave a comment
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