Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies has an embarrassing problem

I have just been watching the Channel 4 programme Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic which has Dr Christian Jessen as one of its presenters. Having been told about a new STI Risk checker which they have developed, I went and investigated it. Having got to the end of the test, there was the opportunity to … Continue reading Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies has an embarrassing problem

Perhaps the Electronic Care Record can help us stop brushing HIV under the carpet in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is not that large, yet we have had many, many different systems for record-keeping within the Health & Social Care system. Historically, each hospital had slightly differing forms, and of course each hospital had its own number for you as well as a record of your health while there. To me, in a … Continue reading Perhaps the Electronic Care Record can help us stop brushing HIV under the carpet in Northern Ireland

#PersonalIndependencePayment goes live today in GB – have to wait to October for Northern Ireland

NAT has produced a great factsheet about the introduction of PIP in the United Kingdom which from this year will start to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Today the system goes live in Great Britain, but not yet in Northern Ireland (as usual we have to wait a bit). From June 2013: New claims for … Continue reading #PersonalIndependencePayment goes live today in GB – have to wait to October for Northern Ireland

Interview with @sharon_utv for #WorldAIDSDay

Yesterday evening an interview with me about living with HIV in Northern Ireland was broadcast on UTV. You can watch it here UTV Player | HIV in Northern Ireland. (expires 29 days from 29 Nov. 2012)