RATTLING BONES FOR THE ELECTION

USE POLITICS TO GET WHAT YOU NEED Current inhabitants of Whitehall use their offices to feather their nests – so why not follow their example? Long gone are the days when, after a distinguished career, you went into politics to pay something back, and help...

CLIMBING THE WAITING LIST

With over SEVEN MILLION of us on NHS waiting lists for treatment,  etc., the NHS seems shell-shocked and unable to do anything to improve matters..  If you are on its list if must seem never-ending, and, sadly it seems it is up to us, the patients/victims, to help...

First shots fired in the Election

The Election is nigh! Numerous Tory grandees live in our valley, so when a leaflet pops through my letterbox from my local Conservative candidate, I reckon the Election is near. So I’m grabbing the opportunity to do something to help myself and  lobby this...

KATE

Content goes here;;;;;;;;;  Is cancer now ‘by Royal Appointment’? Suddenly, our Royal Family is showing the reality that ‘one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetimes’. Cancer is no respecter of birth, or lifestyle, and both  King Charles...

ELECTION

***Today, To USE YOUR VOTE WISELY In the days when politicians went into politics for what they felt they could do to help others, not themselves, the greedy self-interest shown by today’s crop of MPs would have been frowned on. You might not have agreed with...

NHS – stop lecturing us

It’s the sanctimonious attitude the NHS exhibits when you try and find out when will you finally get an appointment, that drives me mad .  Have you noticed recently whenever you phone an NHS number, there is an announcement asking us to treat staff with...

Managing your appointments

Playing the NHS appointments system Recently two senior Consultants told me they don’t expect the NHS to be around in ten years’ time. So I just hope those 7 million plus of us on waiting lists get seen before this happens. Mulling this over, I reflect I...

Letter to a newly-diagnosed friend

The club no one wants to join Dear L This isn’t a fun place to be, in fact, it is B……y confusing and scary   You see, there is no typical case, so no one is really able to tell you what is going to happen. The next few weeks you might feel you are on...

Skincare

Don’t compromise on Skincare  Today’s medical treatments use strong drugs, which can leave patients with nasty side effects, similar to the left side of this image, and often worse. Skin is our largest organ, but drugs used to treat us can produce nasty...