WARNING: If you are squeamish you might not want to read this, and especially not look at the photo’s.
This is the tale of the removal of two lumps from my body by the NHS.
I am fully aware, as a good social scientist, it is a completely idiosyncratic story from which no general lessons can be drawn. But given the debates about having a “GP driven” NHS and the desirability of more locally provided services, it might be interesting as a bit of ‘participant observation’ research? Continue reading