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A new home for Fergus's Medical Files

Fergus Walsh | 12:45 UK time, Thursday, 12 May 2011

Thanks very much for reading my blog. From today it is moving to a new home. The idea is to bring together more of my work and analysis in one place. In addition to the blog, you will find TV and radio reports, interviews and soon, tweets. In the coming weeks other BBC blogs will also be moving to the new format.

This will be the third incarnation of my blog. It started out as 'Fergus on flu', during the H1N1 pandemic, then became 'Fergus's Medical Files'. I hope you like the new version. Please leave comments - I do read them, and more importantly, so do other visitors to the blog.


  • Comment number 1.


    The 400 character limit is just ridiculous, particularly when trying to discuss medical matters with long names!

    Get your management to think again!

    It is nice of you to say that you read the comments. In future they will reduce in quality and tone with the abolition of any from subtlety or factually supported reasoning.


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    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 3.

    I'm in partial agreement with John. 400 characters is much too short for anything analytical - which is surely in place on a scientific site.

    Make it at least a thousand, or be deemed to have joined the soundbite culture. Think of NHS Direct on a twitter base.

    The resultant promotion of blog answers which are "witty" one-liners really tells us what you think blog readers can contribute.

    See what I'm writing already - nothing which requires a sub-clause. Beginning of the

  • Comment number 4.

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