Julian Patterson

Julian Patterson's satirical column chronicles the absurdity of life in the NHS. It is sent to Daily Insight subscribers on Friday afternoon.

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Julian Patterson: Longstay tops the Blithering 20 again

2021-10-22T11:00:00+01:00By

The annual review of people who really matter at NHS Blithering, introduced by Martin Plackard, head of influencer communications

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Julian Patterson: ‘We’ll need to learn to live with Javid’

2021-10-15T09:23:00+01:00By

Government scientists have admitted that health and social care secretary Sajid Javid could be a long-term problem that could return year after year like seasonal flu.

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Julian Patterson: A more roadworthy NHS

2021-10-08T06:29:00+01:00By

Exciting new publishing venture from the government promises to make it cheaper and easier than ever to maintain your old runabout

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Julian Patterson: GP shortage worsens as panic-booking continues

2021-10-01T03:08:00+01:00By

GPs consider retraining as HGV drivers as RCGP promises to restore supplies of unleaded pencils

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Julian Patterson: The Lego NHS reconstruction set

2021-09-24T12:02:00+01:00By

Lego and the Department of Health and Social Care promise to help us rediscover the joys of bricking it at scale says Julian Patterson

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Julian Patterson: Fabrication news — DHSC to oversee Stonehenge ‘new build’

2021-09-17T12:00:00+01:00By

Building on its success with the new hospitals programme, the Department of Health and Social Care turns to overhauling some more of England’s ageing estate.

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The Blithering Chronicles: Towards accuracy – the new clarity

2021-09-03T11:12:00+01:00By

Julian Patterson reports on NHS Blithering, the country’s most challenged health economy