After Cancers Blog

Update on the 10 Commandments today

In today's complex world, when our leaders don't even know what is the law - or even abide by it - I found this update on the Commandments; it seems to make more sense than rules which change every day.  I quite like Nos. 1 and 3  - to be repeated when dealing with...

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What is going on at your surgery

New ways of working for GP surgeries   Almost certainly, your surgery will be operating very differently this winter, according to The King's Fund (KF) medical charity,  They have just carried out a survey, and say GPs are  "hedged around with 'national guidance'...

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NHS wasting our money

Here we go again NHS England is to overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered  ‘They announce One stop shops to be set up away from hospitals, "so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes". NHE envisage Centres set up...

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Does the NHS get its priorities right?

The NHS runs on forms  The NHS chucked out Heat and other dog-eared magazines lying around in Outpatients, and instead, we occupy our waiting time with a clipboard and form to fill in. Handed to you without a smile; the Receptionist knows what's on the form, and she's...

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Stop the NHS treatment see-saw

Mental Health v. Cancer Care  Having negIected Mental Health for years, resources are now being thrown at this branch of the NHS.  But will this do any good, or will we find mental health provision is dumped, just like cancer care has been? The NHS is supposedly fair...

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Is Ministry of Silly Walks now running NHS

NHS plans to 'improve ' A & E  Did Dominic Cummings call in John Cleese to advise him on New Deal, the lastest plan to regurgitation old ideas to supposedly paper over cracks in NHS? Dunno - but some bright spark has come up with a super wheeze - next time we have...

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What your doctor’s letter says

  Doctors told to 'ditch Latin and use English' Ever scratch your head trying to understand letters you receive from hospital? Even more of a mystery today, now that it's difficult to talk to your GP Well, here is an extract from my personal 'doctor's dictionary,...

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Money for A & E

Matt Hancock announces more funds for A & E   Considering how many cancers are picked up in A & E, it was good news when Hapless Hancock announced to the House of Commons that money is going to be made available to upgrade A & E departments.  Only a few -...

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Boris please stop and take stock

Slow Down! Your call to 'Build  build  build' is about to destroy our precious Green Belt' - and your Talking heads' shows just confuse me. This is not a happy post-Covid legacy and I wish you would stop! You appear at press conferences looking like a disheveled,...

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Survey for intelligent patients

At last - a survey that wants YOUR views LifeChamps are carrying out a survey into the health needs of middle-aged and older people with cancer They are appealing for people to take part. And they genuinely mean YOU!  LifeChamps is a research study that aims to...

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Open letter to Matt Hancock

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Dear Mr. Hancock, This bemused old age pensioner understands you want to be known as "the Minister who made the NHS go digital".  But, has it escaped your notice that this technology often goes wrong?  And...

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