After Cancers Blog

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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NHS is back in action

NHS is making appointments again Life is stirring, and the NHS is starting to re-schedule canceled appointments. Good news is that, for the moment, it seems it is the Consultant's secretaries who are making appointments.  Pleasant to talk to, they are interested in...

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No excuse for appalling treatment of cancer patients

We stood back to help the NHS Now it's time to restore cancer services After months of going without, cancer patients are losing patience.  Doctors say they are worried that many of us are losing out.  Currently, over 300,000 have signed a petition set up by Craig...

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NHS still hasn’t got it when going digital

Will Gran want to use mobile Apps, etc?   Before the older generation gets the Grandkids to give them IT lessons, perhaps some bright spark might think through how anyone is going to receive the 'new' Digital-friendly info from NHS, if they are blind,...

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Hydrotherapy Petition

Please fill in this anonymous questionnaire to help save my local hydrotherapy pool:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hydrotherapy   Don't let faceless NHS administrators cancel vital  hydrotherapy treatment to cut costs  Background to what's proposed in Thames...

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Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is the hidden disease It is estimated around nine million people live on their own in the UK. Today, thousands of these have been facing life alone during lockdown.  Now that this is easing, many say 'Covid' fears make them worried about mixing with others....

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Dido amongst the ruins

Are we now in safe hands? Test and Trace is the latest Government wheeze to reach the top of the pile of post-Covid problems.  The past few months has seen turmoil with official plans, but Bojo and Cummings latest wheeze takes the biscuit:  Baronness (Dido) Harding...

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