Sylvia could have been anywhere in the world, but she gave hope to Hanna, lost in Britain and ashamed to go back home.
The Health Secretary’s enthusiasm for “GP at Hand”, a smartphone app, suggests he’s forgotten that we’ve been here before with NHS 111.
The roots of this are complex and involve much more than the oft-cited villain, social media – or caffeine.
I found it hard to comprehend how she had managed to dress so fastidiously every day in the face of such muscle weakness.
As long ago as 2001 the Department of Health warned that malaria might become endemic in the UK by mid-century, thanks to global warming.
Doctors often get gut instincts about cases; we knew something significant was going on.
Funnelling science-obsessed sixth formers into six years of study and then spitting them out in the direction of poorly people is not always a recipe for success.
In the 1980s, Dr James Read set about encoding medical information into a system that aimed to cover every conceivable clinical scenario.
Sleep apnoea and narcolepsy were ruled out – until Ben remembered that sometimes his legs would buckle beneath him.
Her brush with death seemed to have given her a renewed joy in life, despite the hardships.