Posts Tagged ‘health’

Why look at his reassuring smile and strong, bold use of eyebrows (note also the dramatic ‘one eye slightly closed’ technique, conjuring up an air of confidence not seen since the demise of Futurism). Observe how we sits, situated between the great vastness of a blue sky, pregnant with the promise of untrammelled progress incited […]


Unison has failed to understand Andrew Lansley’s overseeing of the Coalition plans to ‘redesignate’ the NHS. As such, the silly sods are going to be joining a lot of other foolhardy unions in striking on the 30th of November. I’ll be in attendance at my local picket line reading extracts from the Government’s denial that […]


The Guardian is reporting that the health minister is pioneering a new form of politically inflected avant-garde comedy that seeks to subvert the Government and the NHS management’s credibility. A Situationist saboteur at the heart of government, enacting a detournement of the mediatic management of reality. Look out for Andrew’s own opinion unobtrusively expressed in […]


For some years now the World Health Organisation has included in its definition of health the term well-being. Public health initiatives drive not simply at preventing illness but also fostering this amorphous condition of ‘well-being’. As a student mental health nurse I am constantly being reminded that my role is not simply to aid in […]


A public body

21Aug10

In this post I want to give vent to some thoughts on the idea of health promotion and the direction the NHS appears to be taking in regards to this ambiguous notion. I’ll be trying to work through the possible negative consequences and reasoning behind adopting health promotion, primarily through the lens of feminism but […]