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On The Other Side

On The Other Side

    I think for the most part, especially in Medicine, we are so consumed by where we are and what we study that we often forget the outside world beyond the horizon. This really struck me during the Paris attacks when the sinister reality of Friday 13th put things into perspective, and highlighted how lucky we all are in every […]

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Protest or progress? Taking safety beyond a hashtag

Protest or progress? Taking safety beyond a hashtag

Dr Oscar To Staff writer   Last Saturday saw the demonstration of thousands of doctors across the country in protest against the forceful imposition of new contracts reducing pay by 30% across numerous specialties. This latest protest being part of a wider campaign that has seen mass demonstrations throughout numerous cities throughout the United Kingdom in spite of the fact […]

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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 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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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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Yes I’m biased, but aren’t we all?

Yes I’m biased, but aren’t we all?

Oscar To   With three weeks to go until the general election, it is inevitable that people engage in politics slightly more often than they normally do. For many, this will be to make comments on Facebook in regards to rather bland disagreement with everything written. Recently, I underwent an accusation of being ‘brainwashed by Labour’. Now, considering that I […]

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The problem? Duh, it’s immigrants

The problem? Duh, it’s immigrants

Oscar To   One pressing issue of the general election in many people’s minds is that of immigration. Immigrants are seen (literally) as the source of worsening ill across the whole spectrum of society, causing problems such as lack of jobs, housing, the collapse of the NHS, terrorism, the breakdown of the fabric of society, the list goes on. In […]

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Leaders debate what exactly?

Leaders debate what exactly?

Oscar To   Thursday saw the first ever seven member leadership debate in the United Kingdom televised on ITV. Due to recent developments in the electoral landscape, where the two party system that so characterises our democracy has come into doubt, it has been warranted that listening to opinions other than the Westminster consensus is now practicable for the public […]

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The week I finished finals

The week I finished finals

Oscar To   The Last Friday was preceded by a week where the culmination of six years of medical school and two months of actual study played itself out in earnest as I stood aghast as an examiner asked me questions about the actor I had just interviewed. I had linked together scraps of information into a tapestry; it looked […]

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