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After Montgomery

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Thanks to Shaun Sellars for dropping these cases in my lap. Here are 4 post Montgomery cases mentioning material risk

A v East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (2015) – Claim dismissed, the Judge finding that the material risk claimed by the claimant was NOT a risk that a reasonable patient in the claimants position would have attached significance – Dingemans J said that a risk of 1:1,000 could be described as “theoretical, negligible or background”
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2015/1038.html

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Control

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Here are some inane ramblings from someone who doesn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground :)

Some recent research has shone some fresh light on what causes depression and anxiety in western civilisation. Whilst there is still significant scientific evidence that abnormal brain chemistry and childhood trauma are significant driving factors, the level of control an individual has in his her life also seems to be significant (there are plenty of other factors of course).

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For want of a nail…

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For want of a nail the shoe was lost
For want of shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the message was lost
For want of a message the battle was lost
For want of a battle the war was lost

There have been instances where, if a single action had not been taken, history would have been very different. Let us look at just one example (remember, imagination goes into this as there is no way of telling for sure what would and wouldn’t have happened).

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Cannabis

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This is quite a long article, so you might want to put the kettle on.

Let me say that I am not a hippy or an anarchist hell-bent on seeing society collapse into a fetid pit of its own making. I am also not a personal fan of the effects of cannabis and have never broken UK law by consuming it in this country.

However, I am of the opinion it should be legalised. The ban on the plant is outdated and political in nature. it has nothing to do with the perceived danger of the drug but is more to do with vested interests and outdated concepts. Let’s have a little look at the drug in question.

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Perseverance

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There was once a wise man. One day his son came back to the farm having captured a prize stallion. The people in the village came to witness the magnificent beast, and all proclaimed how lucky the wise man was, to which he replied

Maybe…..

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The powers being forged against you

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Recently Cathy Newman of Channel 4 news made the mistake of interviewing one of the true intellectual geniuses of our time….Jordan Peterson. The interview did not go the way she wanted. Peterson was calm, articulate, presented peer-reviewed evidence and totally wiped the floor with Newman. All because Newman went into the interview from a biased and aggressive position that Peterson absolutely demolished.

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You only need look in the mirror

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When I say “you” I am referring to the generic member of the population. The problems we complain about, are our fault. it’s not the politicians, it’s not the mega-corporations, it’s not the bureaucrats and it’s not the lawyers.

It’s all down to us. Because we sit there in meek compliance and occasionally moan at our TV sets.

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NHS Dentistry is dead

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The following is for entertainment purposes only. Any “advice” enclosed is the delusional ranting of a deranged mind.

I have only recently come to this conclusion. It’s always been in a bad state but was held together with the “duct tape and safety pins” of dentists doing their best in a bad system.

But those days are over.

It is dead, finished, kaput, it has ceased to be etc etc. There is no option now but for EVERY self-employed contractor who works in the NHS system to make plans and leave the NHS. Staying in, even for your pension, is a fool’s errand. Why do I say this?

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We have a problem….

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There probably isn’t a person I know who doesn’t see the problem
There probably isn’t a person I know who doesn’t think the problem needs to be fixed
There probably isn’t a person I know who doesn’t, at some level, know how to fix the problem

And yet the problem still remains. It is endemic, ingrained and corrosive. it eats at the very fabric of your being and creates a sea of indignation and bad feeling.

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It’s all Sh*t…

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That is a common reaction when looking at the world around us I am sure you will agree. But is it really all sh*t?

Yes, I know there are a host of reasons to feel dismayed about the world. Trump, Brexit, the Tories, homelessness, Rocketman, Global Warming/Cooling, the price of fish, terrorism, traffic jams, the GDC, the CQC, the lawyers and the price of indemnity all bear down on you like a great weight.
And if that’s all you focus on then I agree, life is pretty shit.

SO DON’T FOCUS ON THAT

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Respect

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The days of Sir Lancelot Sprat are over. No longer can the various professions Lord over patients and staff alike as if they were God’s. Those days are gone, and most of the dinosaurs that demanded this level of respect have moved on.

Respect will no longer be given automatically. It now has to be earned. And when you think about it, that is exactly how it should be. Just because you have a BDS behind your name, doesn’t mean you are better than anyone else.

The worlds best Neurosurgeon isn’t better than you because he can manipulate the little grey cells……he is just better at Neurosurgery.

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There is a sickness….

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There is a sickness in this country.

It is the disease of the sales prevention officer. They lurk deep within the bowels of every large business, burrowing away at the foundations, causing discord and unrest.

Some of them don’t even realise how bad they are at the job they do, and they go undetected by the management structure that is almost as bad as they are.

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