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The NHS white paper: what it really means for patients

This week Joy Hunter, newly appointed lead for the Blithering ICS, answers more of your questions about forthcoming reforms to the NHS as set out in the government white paper ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’ Why is the NHS being reformed? Every so often we need to…More

The 2021 Blithering Awards

The Blithering Awards were held online this year. For those unable to afford a virtual table at the live event, here is a transcript of the speech given by Blithering’s director of communications and recognition, Martin Plackard, who co-hosted the awards with hilarious local comedian and club performer Terry Crout. Please note that several –…More

The 2021 Blithering Awards

The Blithering Awards were held online this year. For those unable to afford a virtual table at the live event, here is a transcript of the speech given by Blithering’s director of communications and recognition, Martin Plackard, who co-hosted the awards with hilarious local comedian and club performer Terry Crout. Please note that several –…More

They’re all in it together, Twitter investigation reveals

Dido Harding will use part of the money she made from the Test and Trace programme to redecorate Boris Johnson’s Number 10 Downing Street flat, a Twitter investigation has revealed. Baroness Harding, who is married to a man who once dined on children, has personally made £37 billion in her position as head of Test…More

The NHS white paper: what it really means for patients

This week Joy Hunter, newly appointed lead for the Blithering ICS, answers more of your questions about forthcoming reforms to the NHS as set out in the government white paper ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’ Why is the NHS being reformed? Every so often we need to…More

The seven deadly signals – a Martin Plackard masterclass

NHS Improvement and NHS Horizons have teamed up with NHS Blithering’s digital emoting lead Martin Plackard to produce a bite-size guide to virtue signalling. This is the art of expressing opinions that demonstrate one’s compassion, good character and moral rectitude.  Virtue signalling is a skill that all aspiring managers should cultivate and that the best…More

King slammed over handling of bubonic plague

March 1348 – The King has hit back at charges that he is failing to halt the progress of the plague, blaming “God’s will, blasphemers from the Orient and Genoese merchants” for the spread of the disease. A spokesman for Edward III said: “No one has worked harder than the Privy Council to stop the pestilence”,…More

The towpath to success: Joy Hunter takes the lead

Thursday morning: the fortnightly meeting of the Blithering ICS strategic projects team. The usual faces flicker into life on the video call: Sir Trevor Longstay, executive chairman of the NHS Blithering University Hospitals Foundation Trust; Liz Wanhope, careworn accountable officer of the endlessly restructured Blithering CCG; Dr David Rummage, acting director of public health and…More