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Dr Peter Moore: How Richard III was a victim of fake news Members Public

With all the problems of industrial unrest, inflation and the cost-of-living crisis the 1970s ‘winter of discontent’ is morphing into a 2022 ‘summer of discontent’. But, as anyone with a passing knowledge of Shakespeare will point out, the phrase was not invented in the 1970s. The line ‘now is the

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Dr Peter Moore: 'Mickey Mouse' degrees - there's a difference between education and training Members Public

Dr Peter Moore, former Torbay GP: My greatest academic achievement must be passing O-level English literature without having read the book. We also had a Shakespeare play and poetry. I enjoyed the battles of Henry V and the poetry of Dylan Thomas but I couldn’t cope with Pride and

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OPINION: When a monkey won an election and did a great job - Peter Moore Members Public

One historian described the end of Boris Johnson’s premiership as the 'most bloody in the 300-year history of British Prime Ministers'. I’m sure the end of Spencer Percival’s premiership, who was shot dead in 1812, must come a close second. When I started writing in local papers,

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Dr Peter Moore: General practice or a GP version of A&E? Members Public

General practice has changed. In the 1970s, I was a GP trainee based in Plympton. We had a branch surgery in a village on the edge of Dartmoor. Dr Thompson had run this surgery for years but when he was away I was asked to cover. The surgery was in

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Dr Peter Moore: Who carries the can when things go wrong? Members Public

A few years ago a GP colleague in Exeter had to face an NHS disciplinary panel over an alleged case of negligence. His problem was that, at the time, he was on holiday in France. Even though he was out of the country, the practice was still his responsibility. Under

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Dr Peter Moore: Why are some men so unhappy about going bald? Members Public

Some years ago a man I knew fairly well came to see me in the surgery. “Doctor,” he said, “what I’m going to say will be a surprise.” I wondered what was coming. Was he having an affair or had he another dark secret I was about to hear?

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