Today we've topped 40,000 new cases of Covid - with multiple hospitals on black alert, patients in corridors & ambulances unable to offload patients.

@10DowningStreet's "vaccine-only" response (no other mitigations) makes us a global outlier.

It is staggeringly irresponsible.
Our current Covid hospitalisation rates are 3x those in France, 6x Italy & 15x Spain.

We have nearly 7000 gravely unwell Covid patients in hospital.

Do these people not matter?

Nor the thousands with long Covid?

Nor the children off school because case are sky high?
I really don’t know how to say this more plainly, @sajidjavid.

Severely ill patients are being treated OUTSIDE hospitals, in the backs of ambulances, because there’s NOWHERE for them to go inside. Now. Everywhere. On your watch.

This is deadly serious stuff. Do you not care?

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8 Oct
1/ Though I am deeply sympathetic to the tragic personal circumstances Bob Moran describes, it is never right to incite people to attack and abuse others.
2/ While he writes he is sorry for encouraging abuse, he nevertheless stands by his original sentiment that NHS doctors are killing people.

I cannot simply accept his unfounded, misplaced hostility towards a medical profession that is saving lives under extraordinary pressure.
3/ We do not deserve to be subjected to verbal abuse, physical aggression, death threats, rape threats or any other form of harassment, either online or in person.
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26 Aug
Unbelievable. The government has literally ordered the NHS to lie and describe refurbs & internal building projects as “new” hospitals.

All to fake their “48 new hospitals” pledge.

I think this stinks.

Please RT if you do too.…
I wrote about this blatant dishonesty here:
The NHS had a duty of candour. I’d be nothing as a doctor if I lied to my patients. So how dare Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson decide they’re exempt from that? These fake 48 “new” hospitals are barrel scraping stuff. The reality? Our precious NHS is being destroyed, cut by cut 😔
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16 Aug
I am sorry I do not know who to credit - but this photographer has broken my heart with the absolute poignancy of this image. #AfghanWomen 💔 Image
I think this may be your extraordinary image from 2015, @jess_fulford? Thank you for capturing such beautiful, hopeful, moving portraits…
@silv24 please take a moment to look at these photos if you haven’t seen them already xx
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13 Aug
The quiet heroism of the @RNLI - whose lifeboat crews & lifeguards have saved nearly 150k lives since its foundation in 1824 – deserves our total respect, not the hate of late.

Take this week in St Agnes, North Cornwall, one over-excited dog, & this 300 foot cliff... 😱 (1/n) Image
On Wed evening, the waves were high & the atmosphere wild.

Kids and adults alike were shrieking with delight in the surf.

Rupert the dog, a golden retriever, was pretty intoxicated himself as he chased a ball along the coastal footpath... (2/n) Image
Owners Katie & James watched in horror as Rupert chased his ball straight over the cliff edge.

“We shouted for him to stop but before we knew it, he went for it and tumbled head over tail down the cliff face," said Katie. (3/n)

😱😱😱 Image
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20 Jul
“I no longer buy all this NHS overwhelmed stuff."

Still disgusted by how flippant, blasé & frankly ignorant these words from the Prime Minister are.

If true, they depict a man entirely - lethally - detached from NHS reality, and this is why. (1/n)…
Cummings says @BorisJohnson texted those words in October.

We started that month with around 400 new Covid admissions daily to hospital.

We ended it with over 1500.

1500 beds is the size of an entire NHS hospital - every single day. (2/n)
Covid deaths at the start of Oct were around 60 a day.

By the end of Oct: 300.

By the end of Nov: 600.

By the end of Dec: 1000.

One thousand human lives lost forever. A jumbo jet falling from the sky, day after day after day. (3/n)
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Knowing that Michael Gove plans to “re-engineer the whole NHS” really does make my blood run cold. (1/4)…
Gove seriously claims here that “data analytics” are the key to addressing waiting lists of 5 million. No mention of 12 years of underfunding - which, of course, is what created those waiting lists. (2/4)
He wants to his theme. And technology is indeed wonderful. But underfunding, understaffing & a deliberate decade-long degradation of our NHS is what’s created those horrendous waiting lists. (3/4)
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