I had a great night out on Monday watching Adam Kay reading diary entries from his book 'This is Going to Hurt' about his experiences as a junior doctor in the NHS.  It was hilarious, shocking and hard warming in equal measures (actually, the songs were by far the best bit so have a look on YouTube).  

We all know that the NHS is critically under resourced both in terms of people and finances however it's still quite shocking to hear the stories - like Adam Kay's - from the front line.  This week I also heard about this great innovative refugee retraining programme set-up by Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust to help unemployed, medically qualified refugees and migrants back in to work.  A win:win situation giving migrants the opportunity to use their medical skills and helping us plug some of the skills gaps - we need more innovations like this to keep the NHS alive and kicking.