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Consultant Elderly Care Physician in the NHS. Still not an MP. He/Him.
Jun 13, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
Trigger warning: (#Grenfell)

"Wake up, your phone keeps buzzing."

14th of June, 2017. 3:39 AM

I sat up, I was not on call, I looked at my phone. Two missed calls and a text from NHS-NoReply

I dialed the given number and punched in the code, rubbing my eyes. "What is it?"

"Major incident, fire in West London apparently." I replied. Heading out of bed to the shower as my wife headed to the kitchen, turning on the TV on the way.

The tepid water woke me up, it was a hot, humid night.

"How bad is it?" I shouted.
Apr 17, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Britain, December 2021:

A bleak winter, as Britain's transition period nears an end to exit the EU.

A city sized spaceship lands atop Boston, Lincolnshire, crushing the entire city. Aliens attack inhabitants.

Prime minister Rees-Mogg mobilises the armed forces to attack. Stop the War coalition blockades the M11 to "Stop unjust imperialist war" against aliens. Blames Israel and Tony Blair.

BBC courts controversy by photoshopping Corbyn's head with an alien helmet.

Corbyn releases statement: "both sides to blame for conflict"
Mar 27, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
You're sitting at the nurses' station on the ward, trying to finish the admission documentation and prescriptions of your last patient.

Suddenly, a shiver runs down your spine as you hear someone shout:

"Can I have some help in here please?" You drop your pen and stand up, commotion in one of the bays, a senior nurse runs out, "Get the cart and put the call out!"

You pick up the phone, dialling 2222.
Jan 3, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Ok, I'm not a health expert, or a politician, just a low level, acute care grunt who look after sick people and the elderly.

But here's my idea of why the #NHScrisis is happening, and how to (maybe) solve it. The government and Hunt are quite right, spending on health is at record levels. Even accounting for inflation, growing needs etc, why are things this bad? With record trolley waits, ambulance queues, mental health crisis, surely something must be wrong?
Dec 26, 2017 7 tweets 3 min read
As a British Citizen born in Hong Kong, with family in China, I find the whole branding remainers who are "talking down #Brexit" as "traitors" and "saboteurs" disturbing and odd. Especially coming from those who insist this is to defend democracy. In China, the cultural revolution occurred between 1966-1976. Starting out as a campaign to restore the Communist Revolution to greatness, and to purge the country of "traitors" and "counter-revolutionaries"