NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, has recommended that the NHS extends fertility services to women up to the age of 42 and to same-sex couples. Although I understand the deep desire for children that many people feel, the simple fact is that every pound which the NHS spends on what is not a life-saving treatment is a pound which is not being spent on essentials such as cancer drugs, many of which are already restricted on grounds of cost.
I ruptured my Achilles tendon on 15 April. It took 9 days to be correctly diagnosed by a private physiotherapist (Matt at the Forge Clinic in Richmond) – the NHS drop-in clinic failed to spot it. Anyway, as a result, life has been rather difficult and I haven’t felt much like blogging. I shall return in earnest shortly.