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The votes are in

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

So did you vote in, out, or did you just shake it all about?

Bugged by a blight of creepy crawlies

26 October 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

In some ways I am glad the nights are drawing in and the electric blanket is back on.

An open letter to the prime minister

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Dear prime minister, I know you are dealing with small matters, such as the election and considering your choice of trousers, but there is a pressing matter that...

Planet Rachael - Fowl play

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

RACHAEL HAS always loved Christmas: the lights, the carols and the tradition, which for Rachael means watching the‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ followed by eating her...

Planet Rachael - A new type of ‘friend’

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

I AM a self-confessed Luddite. I have been around for a number of ‘firsts’ – the first cash machine, the Sinclair computer, the mobile phone – but, sadly, I have...

Planet Rachael - Right to vote

01 June 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

AS I write, election fever grips the country. When I say ‘fever’ I mean something like ‘man flu’: it has all the appearance of something hugely significant but is...

Planet Rachael - Food for thought

28 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

‘YOU ARE what you eat’ the saying goes, which is a bit of a worry as this makes me three parts Jaffa Cake and one part banana. Apply this principle to Rachael and...

A long way from home

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Controversy surrounds us.The new US president seems to be intent on dominating the front-page headlines with his trigger-happy tweets, and there is constant unrest...

Making her mark

26 September 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Last week Rachael got a tattoo. I recognise that for you this may not seem like a seismic event, but in our family, it is up there with the day uncle Jack became...

Would you recommend this place to a friend?

29 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

It is only from speaking to our patients, their carers and family about their health service experience that we can make positive changes and provide a quality...
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