After Cancers Blog

Helen Mirren slams moisturisers

Helen Mirren says L'Oreal moisturiser 'probably does f--- all' Speaking at a L'Oreal event in Cannes, Mirren admitted "As a 30-year-old, I used to look at that and think, what the f--- are you talking about? It was ridiculous. P----- me off majorly. Advertisers are...

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The NHS Doesn’t Understand Good Housekeeping

The NHS doesn’t understand good housekeeping; it wastes our money in so many ways, one wonders what the next daffy ‘initiative’ will cost. Our local Kensington and Chelsea Healthwatch has decided that cancer care and prevention is no longer a...

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It’s not my problem

In his inimitable style, Roy Lilley comes up with terminology to describe the extraordinary statement from Jeremy Hunt (our [in]famous Minister of Health) - Roy calls it 'duck-shove': Reading Lilley's comments on the report, highlights the absurdity of pronouncements...

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My Favourite Acronym Is KISS

My favourite acronym is KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid). So often during medical treatment I think of this, whilst doctors pull long faces discussing treatment option when you know Granny’s remedy is best. Now, the Grenfell Tower enquiry looks...

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More contacts for cancer information

ME :  If you think I can help, my contact is verite@greenbee.net.  I can't answer medical questions, but am happy to help if I can pass on information. Using the Internet Websites can be incredibly helpful; Breast Cancer Care say 74% of patients who use websites, use...

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Bring back Matrons for a dose of common sense in the NHS

NHS budgets £56 billion to pay for legal costs    But one wonders if good old-fashioned Matrons in every hospital would stop claims before they start.  And by Matron I mean the person who was in charge of the hospital, not modern matrons who are two a penny all over...

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Art Therapy – having fun after cancer

Many hospitals and support centres offer art classes as therapy   From dabblers to artists, producing something creative is proven to be beneficial for survivors.  Recently the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing announced "Arts on...

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NHS ranked ‘top’ as healthcare provider

The BBC announces NHS 'best health service in world' Acting as NHS stooge, BBC comes out with story that the Commonwealth Fund in US (bit of a strange association) has named the NHS as 'best health service in the world' For anyone who thought this a strange story - if...

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NHS lacks common sense whilst hiding behind Data Protection Act

Or should it be RARE sense NHS lacks?  Dealing with the NHS is enough to make one tear one's hair out. Picture shows me on a good day. At the entrance to my local hospital (Chelsea and Westminster) there is a new sign (£500 worth at least) saying patients will be...

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More people now diagnosed with cancer than getting married

But - they will need to work hard to get best treatment if treated on NHS Latest figures show the NHS in yet another shameful global ranking for healthcare Should we laugh - or cry?  Or do most people just shrug their shoulders? Being diagnosed with cancer is more...

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