Early Access to medicine – Gloucestershire Echo

The Gloucestershire Echo contacted me to ask my thoughts on the governments new early access to medicine scheme, the article was well written and crafted, it’s good to see reporters not using patronising or disabling wording as is often the case, well done to Michael and the Echo.

http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Early-access-medicines-treatments-help-Cheltenham/story-20989916-detail/story.html

Another blog post and Newspaper article

Well I’ve been busy building up my stamina in the new wheelchair, I’m getting there, each outing is slightly less stressful and I’m going further each time too, the next big step will be using my van, it has been a long time since I’ve been in a vehicle and lack of control triggers my[…]

Wheelchair – Goal Achieved!

As usual I have been slacking with posts, the main news though is I have my wheelchair at last, not thanks to wheelchair services but to charities and lots of very kind people donating. Here are a couple of news articles about it – Echo News Article : Success for man who is able to leave[…]

Gloucestershire Echo Article & Fundraising

As you all know I am trying to raise money for a new wheelchair, the NHS are still being stubborn so my neighbours have offered to set up a fundraising event, it has got much larger than I expected and they are doing an excellent job.  I decided I’d tweet some of my followers from[…]

No Justice in the UK – Nurse attackers given not guilty verdict on technicalities

The Gloucestershire Echo has a story on a nurse attacked just before Christmas, the two criminals were given a sentence of not guilty on technicalities, mainly due to the police messing up the identification line up, the full story is at This is Gloucestershire. Unfortunately comments are not being accepted there so I will leave[…]