After Cancers Blog

Could the NHS please be more honest?

Fell down (as one does) ar home, and was eventually carted off to the local hospital - John Radcliffe in Oxford.   Had a comfortable wait on a trolley - I'd grabbed a good book to read - before I was wheeled off to X-ray.  On the way back, my trolley was parked in an...

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Challenging NHS’s back-slapping

https://youtu.be/ftyjMSMXxMA Where the NHS excels Anyone who has attended an NHS conference recently knows you just can't beat them when it comes to back-slapping and self-congratulation. But here is a video of a brave nurse who stood up to the big chiefs at an NHS...

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Cancer and your heart

Watch out for your Heart As if having cancer wasn't enough, my Consultant suddenly announced he wasn't happy, and was sending me to the Royal Brompton heart hospital. No-one had bothered to tell me, but Hormone Therapy (Tamoxifen, Aromasin and Arimidex) had apparently...

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Tips 3

My tips - which might or might not work for you Having had polio, I was used to thinking about possible reasons for pain attacks, and sorted out the following; often worked for me, but there is NO guarantee they will work for you, so make sure you discuss them with...

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GDPR is useless for me

GDPR made me take my phone off the hook It didn't take long for The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to show its true colours. I need a platorm lift.  A  second-hand one would be ideal.  So I do what everyone else does, and Google "second hand platform...

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Bring on the Witch Doctor

Your GP surgery is changing Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced funding for 20,000 physios, pharmacists,paramedics and anyone else they can think of, to provide to back-up to GPs.  We are even promised that GPs will provide fun and games with referrals to Zumba...

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Neuropathy – the unknown condition

Winter aggravates this side effect Neuropathy causes hands and feet to feel numb, tingly and painful, especially in winter. In the summer, my legs can just give up! A few years ago, I lived with the hope that peripheral neuropathy would disappear over time. Although I...

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MD Anderson

John Mendelson Most cancer patients in Britain will never have heard of John Mendelsohn, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1996 to 2011. But cancer patients all over the world should be grateful for the work he oversaw at this...

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King’s College Hospital shows true NHS spirit

Treatment at an NHS hospital under 'special measures' King's College patients were horrified to read that 'their' hospital had been placed under "special measures, following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit". With an end-year deficit of over £90...

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Don’t fob patients off who can help with NHS

Time-wasting exercise? Brace yourselves! Yet another plan is beng hatched by the gurus in the Dept. Health  determined to undermine any slight improvements hard-working NHS staff have managed to sort out.  They just can't leave well alone, but are about to announce...

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Making a useful New Year Resolution

Everyone makes Resolutions at this time of year - so I'm making a useful one Had a 'light bulb'moment when I lost my temper with the surgery, and got a long-delayed appointment within two weeks.  So my New Year's Resolution is simple:  to make sure I get the...

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