Articles By: Comment Editor

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Many friends and family have asked me in the past. ‘What are you studying?’ Once they hear the word ‘Medicine’, they immediately assume. ‘Wow I hear doctors make so much money!’ One even went on to say, ‘By the way I have a weird pain in my chest, why do I have that pain?’ ‘I’m not sure,’ I said. She looked […]

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1975, the last time doctors went on strike.

The DDRB deal damages our profession, our rights, and our patients

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   The recommendations by the Doctors and Dentists Remuneration Body (DDRB) have been accepted by the Department of Health in England. Having rejected several years of recommendations for modest pay increases, the first call for cuts has been taken in full. These wide ranging proposals have but one shared theme; a culling of pay and […]

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Lessons in PR: how to make a health secretary squirm

Lessons in PR: how to make a health secretary squirm

Oscar To Comment Editor On Saturday, a curious thing happened; doctors were making use of a new-fangled piece of technology to get their point across. The nine year old website, ‘Twitter’ was trending with #ImInWorkJeremy. Doctors thought it was necessary to notify the health secretary Jeremy Hunt as well as the public that they were working over the weekend by […]

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The tube strikes make chumps of us all

The tube strikes make chumps of us all

Dr Oscar To Comment Editor   Last Thursday my newsfeed was bombarded with people in London making complaints. The lifeblood of the capital, the London Underground was once again in lockdown due to the workers going on strike. As a member of the medical profession, a curious table began spreading, detailing how tube drivers started with a better pay packet […]

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The affair is over: goodbye London, city of smoke and mirrors

The affair is over: goodbye London, city of smoke and mirrors

Oscar To For the past three years, London has been my home. This quiet student bubble produced by the virtue of the university education system has come to an inevitable end and the thoroughfare of graduation will bring it the long awaited pop. My job has been decided with the SJT stating that a person of my stature warrants a post […]

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Terrorism is not a Muslim problem

Terrorism is not a Muslim problem

Oscar To   Our great leader Prime Minister David Cameron recently gave a speech after it became clear that more people have defected from civilised modern Britain to join the Islamic state. His speech opened with how we need to stop blaming the state for failing and primarily focused on how Muslim communities need to, “Instead of endlessly pointing the […]

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There’s no ‘I’ in Europe, but there is in Union

There’s no ‘I’ in Europe, but there is in Union

Oscar To   There are often many misconceptions about the European Union, the history of this institutional stretching back far beyond the birth of many of us. But before we opt to do anything, we should always have a sombre reflection on why something exists. The European Union is not a simple great evil striving to wrap us into an endless […]

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The European Union is just the start, we must think bigger and act bolder to survive

The European Union is just the start, we must think bigger and act bolder to survive

Mike East News Editor   The debate over Britain’s future in Europe has already begun with arguments from both sides about who should be eligible to take part in the referendum. This vote means so much more than the narrow result which will be known by the end of 2017. Politically Europe is often seen as a slow and burdensome […]

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Who needs hard work? Doctors are simply better people

Who needs hard work? Doctors are simply better people

Oscar To   A question that many people ponder in their lives is how did they get where they are today? Did a decision irreversibly change the entire course of their life? What if they swiped right on Tinder? What if they didn’t vomit all other that attractive person when they were really drunk the other night? What if I […]

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Sports: To play or not to play?

Sports: To play or not to play?

Virina Ghobrial Guest writer   Throughout our time at school and even in university we are continually classified into one of two types of people: the sporty and the not so sporty ones. The girls always carrying hockey sticks around and the guys who are always in the gym seem to live in their own separate level of society (somehow […]

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