After Cancers Blog

A really New Deal for NHS

A Petition on NHS New Deal   Just Treatment, a patient led organisation, are trying to put together a crowd sourced set of demands to create a New Deal for the NHS. The current pandemic has highlighted many problems facing the NHS e.g. chronic underfunding, lack of...

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Are you as confused and bemused with lockdown as I am?

Ministry of Silly Walks Is it just me who is confused about lockdown?  Or has Dominic Cummings introduced a new Department. named after the John Cleese sketch? Downing Street doesn't seem to realise what's happening in the real world.  John Lewis, city finance houses,...

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Shocking CER report from America

  Issue latest Cancer Experience Registry® (CER) A recently commissioned survey by the Cancer Support Community of America has some interesting findings, which show we in Britain are not alone with our survivorship problems. Their Cancer Experience Registry is...

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ASCO

Getting rid of Lockdown pounds   Piling on the pounds has been one unwanted side effect of lockdown, highlighted in this cartoon from the New Yorker. The media is full of stark warnings on dangers of obesity,  and, never one to miss a PR opportunity, Bojo has jumped...

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Benefits of hydrotherapy

Romans introduced hot baths and central heating to Britain, then left   So we shrugged off foreign customs and went back to our old ways. During the following centuries, we generally thought one bath a year was sufficient;  except for eccentrics like Queen...

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BMJ

Am I the only patient who has to 'explain' clinic letters to my GP? Apparently not.  Dr. Morgan, writing in the august BMJ (British Medical Journal) says  A BMJ Opinion piece published in 2018 argued that clinic letters should be written “to” patients, not “about”...

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Latest on long-term drug side effects

Lessons to be learnt post-Covid  Boris Johnston has said there will be an enquiry into the Coronavirus outbreak. Let's use this to find out why the NHS always seems reluctant to consult specialists and/or patients who have dealt with similar situations. Those of us...

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Is the NHS too arrogant to apologise?

Yet another scandal hits the NHS, this time contained in the Cumberlege Report, covering investigations into Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh, and chaired by Baroness Cumberlege.   Taking its title from The Hippocratic Oath, ... First, Do No Harm - it paints...

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Waiting lists

Lockdown swiped away waiting lists Now hospitals cautiously offer appointments again I am now starting to get phone calls from physios and consultants saying they can restore a cancelled appointment - with caution.  So, if you are desperately wanting an appointment,...

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Will someone please reign in Bojo

Is the Prime Minister a Bull in the China Shop?   Watching Boris on TV reminds me of the proverbial bull, out of his depth but causing havoc. Hair, eyes and hands flailing around,  Bojo is in full spoilt brat mode, as he announces massive Government expenditure...

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