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I started writing as a hobby, now it's paying the bills. Fingers crossed I can keep it that way.
I started writing as a hobby, now it's paying the bills. Fingers crossed I can keep it that way.

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Dungeon Master's Folly: Campaign Debut (Out of the Abyss)

Returning to Dungeons & Dragons after a quarter-century absence was always going to be a challenge. But I may have underestimated just how much. Mistakes were made. Pick a World, Any World I have vague recollections of being a reasonably competent dungeon…
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The Eighties Called, They Want Their Dungeon Master Back

Over a quarter of a century ago, I was a Dungeon Master. Then life happened; career, mortgage, marriage, kids. The funny-shaped dice gathered dust. Yet over the passing decades, the impact of those teenage roleplaying game sessions has resonated through…
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Who Cares for the Carers?
Last week, I was invited to speak at the NHS Pathways National Partnership Forum, a gathering of 111 providers, clinical commissioning group representatives, technicians and policy-makers who are focused on improving the telephone assessment service. I took...
Who Cares for the Carers?
Who Cares for the Carers?
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Dear Ambulance Staff: Six 111 Myths and Misconceptions
Dear frontline ambulance colleagues, After 12 years of responding to 999 calls and subsequently watching from the sidelines as family and friends continue to do so, I am only too aware of the ever increasing pressures and the ongoing erosion of the ambulanc...
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Does NHS 111 Work?
NHS 111 services sit in the eye of a nationwide healthcare storm. Amidst a chaotic vortex of hospitals in special measures, funding and resource concerns, escalating demand, demoralised healthcare staff and belligerent health ministers, the public continues...
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Mission to Parliament: What Has Anthony Marsh Ever Done For Us?
Chloe Smith (Con), Norman Lamb (Lib Dem) and Daniel Zeichner (Lab) accept the petition from Fraer Stevenson Earlier this week, a group of East of England ambulance staff travelled to Westminster to deliver a petition appealing for better working conditions ...
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The Fight for Positive Change in Ambulance Trust Culture Needs You
In a country of beleaguered ambulance Trusts facing staffing shortages, pay freezes and dwindling resources, things are looking bleak right now for employees and the public alike. But there is a glimmer of hope. After a desperate few years, East of England ...
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Saturday's #EndAusterityNow March in Pictures
My thoughts on and reasons for attending the protest against the current government ideology can be read in my previous post , but as I spent much of my time taking snaps of the assembled masses (until my battery died), I thought I'd share some here. As I e...
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Joining the Anti-Austerity March: Can it Make a Difference?
I maintain this blog because I feel strongly that ambulance clinicians are increasingly being mistreated and taken for granted by the organisations they work for, by the public and ultimately by the government. The intolerable impact of of this growing disr...
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Eddie Daly Outcome Supporting Narrative
[This article is a supporting document to the article 'The Facts Which Informed the Decision to Sack Eddie Daly and an Appeal to Jason Killens'. Names of junior personnel have been redacted at the request of LAS.] EDDY DALY OUTCOME - 3rd JUNE 2014 1. Thank ...
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Eddie Daly Outcome Supporting Narrative
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