cholesterol levels the NHS way
posted: Friday February 27th,
Today I had to drive my wife to our GP because
her wrist, badly broken about eight weeks ago, was still causing
her a lot of discomfort - enough to keep her awake at night.
So we were by the phone at 8.30 sharp, redial
at the ready, to make an appointment later in the day. No problem
- we requested and got an appointment for late in the afternoon
and duly turned up on the dot. After a short (5 minute) wait my
wife was called in to see her GP. It was no surprise things went
smoothly, it's an excellent group-practice; a good example of everything
we can reasonably expect from the NHS.
Whilst my wife was with the doctor I spent the
next few minutes watching a wide-screen PowerPoint presentation
on how to reduce your cholesterol levels by eating less fat.
If you read a few articles on this Blog you will
understand that my opinion of those who run the NHS is not that
great - to be honest I think they are, in the main, a bunch of unprofessional
arseholes with little experience of the real world; aparatchiks
of the ineffective kind.
Imagine then my surprise to find that someone
had put together a simple, punchy and effective little presentation
on what foods to avoid, replete with wonderful pictures of the offending
foods; pictures fit for a glossy cookbook in fact.
'Eat Less Cheese' screamed one of the slides showing
a cheese-board to die for - literally in this case of course. I
sat drooling at a series of wonderfully photographed plates of fish
and chips, fried eggs etc. High class culinary pornography indeed.
My reveries were interrupted by my wife, clutching
a prescription for painkillers and wanting to go straight home.
No chance - she had to endure a quick detour to
Tesco for a Camembert, buttery crackers, a dozen large eggs and
two packs of bacon to go with the chips I intend to cook in goose
fat. All stuff we seldom have in the house.
So for once I take my hat off to NHS management
for producing something totally effective, something that really
Pity they got it the wrong way round.
What a load of incompetent tossers.
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