Author Archives: markbendle

Perspectives on primary care

Perspectives on primary care

Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, de ...
Passing the buck?

Passing the buck?

I am not a euro sceptic but I am a referenda sceptic. I was in my 30s when Harold Wilson called the referendum on joining the Common Market. Despite being a lifelong Labour supporter I felt affronted ...
Going solo

Going solo

My husband died last year and after 38 years of marriage I had to find a social life and friends. As a pensioner one has to make the effort, people are not going to come knocking at your door! The lib ...
“Trippingly on the tongue…”

“Trippingly on the tongue…”

Shakespeare played a major role in the transformation of the English language. He contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual, and most of them are still in ...