Monthly Archives: December 2010

Is it A Miracle that is needed?

This evening I watched ‘The miracle Baby of Haiti’ which was showed by Channel 4 and covered the story of a London surgeon who returned to this country from Haiti with a baby who had been retrieved from the rubble … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

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Time to change part two!

Today saw the announcement that the Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Nicholas Baines, BA, Area Bishop of Croydon, for election as Bishop of Bradford in succession to the Right Reverend David Charles James, BA, BSc, PhD, … Continue reading

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Time to Change

Today I was invited to a meeting at the Department of Health.  It was the first time I had been in the Cathedral Room at Richmond House, Whitehall since my leaving party over 6 years ago – I debated whether … Continue reading

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Diagrams – shedding light or a distraction?

I wonder what image comes to mind when you first read the words ‘Florence Nightingale’?  The probability is that it would be a lamp or maybe a nurse in traditional uniform mopping the fevered brow. During the Crimean campaign, Florence Nightingale gained … Continue reading

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Advent Bells

The Advent wind brings to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir; It’s dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see Clouds hurrying across the sky And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry And branches … Continue reading

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HIV decline

The New Scientist, 27th November 2010 page 7, reports on the United Nations’s AIDS partnership figures which show that the number of new HIV infections world-wide has decreased by 20%  over the last 10 years.  The rate of new infections has decreased more than … Continue reading

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