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NHS reforms pose ‘serious threat to medical dramas’

GPs have again called for NHS reforms to be abandoned as it emerged that they would assume responsibility for writing all TV medical dramas.

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Posted: Apr 8th, 2011
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BBC launch ‘tough’ new St John Ambulance drama

st john's ambulanceBBC bosses shocked their rivals today by announcing a new TV drama based on the extraordinary working and private lives of St John Ambulance volunteers. The drama named ‘Do you want a glass of water?’ is based on the hectic activities of the volunteers as they attempt to help the public cope with minor injuries and ailments.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2010
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Staff at hospital realise their life is mirrored by patient’s colonoscopy

'Isn't that just my life, right up there...'Staff at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight have realised that, just like in the lives of characters in Holby City and Casualty, the problems and issues in their own lives are mirrored by the health problems of their patients.

The epiphany came when Frank Smith was admitted to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy. ‘It was uncanny,’ said Sister Williams, ‘the insertion of a camera into the anus of Mr Smith seemed to act as a metaphor for the events in my own life. I could feel something strange, and a little uncomfortable the moment the procedure began. As the endoscope was inserted into Mr Smith’s rectum, I was immediately reminded of how, just like Mr Smith’s bowel, I had recently had to be evacuated…’

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Posted: Dec 10th, 2009
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US ‘may take military action’ to liberate Britain from the NHS

decision to invade could hinge on Charlie Fairhead's reaction to mild criticismDoctors not as good looking as on ER.

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Posted: Aug 18th, 2009
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BBC continuity announcer sacked for warning that EastEnders ‘is actually crap tonight’

A former BBC1 announcer is challenging the termination of his contract for what he claims were simply honest appraisals of forthcoming programmes. ‘Reithian values dictate that the BBC should educate, inform, and entertain,’ said announcer Rob Durham, ‘I just couldn’t with a clear conscience announce that Cash in the Attic was going to blow anyone’s intellectual skirt up.’

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2009
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