The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Today is my birthday. I have been alive for over half a century…if this was the 1400s, I’d be a village elder or something, (on account of having lived so long)

So, I thought today would be a good day to reflect on how things have changed (for better or for worse) during my time on planet earth.

After I left school in the 70s having previously passed my 11 plus exam

and struggling with studying for my GCSEs, in what was one of the hottest summers on record, I applied to be a student nurse at my local teaching hospital. By now it was the late 70’s early 80’s. Thatcher was sat on the throne and she was on a mission to destroy the NHS

I remember junior doctors going on strike and Senior consultants having to take bloods and admit patients.

I remember those junior doctors…

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