After Cancers Blog

Yet more paperwork from the NHS

In case you were worried the NHS didn't understand patients' needs, Health Education England (HEE) has launched a comprehensive cancer workforce plan that sets out how it will ensure the NHS has enough staff with the right skills to deliver improvements for people...

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New Year Resolution for the NHS

Bring back curiosity  Today, ask any NHS staff member a question and often up pop the shutters, or some other delaying tactic.  As I was told at The Marsden, "you are ONLY a patient".  Doctors reach for prescription pads, as there is no time allocated for...

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Be healthy – get a Pet

At this time of year most people have a New Year Resolution If yours is to get a Puppy - well done.  Health gurus say having to exercise a puppy/dog gives enormous benefits, and one of the best ways of incorporating exercise into your life-style, and getting better. ...

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NHS becoming the National Hangover Service

In our area of London this depicts a familiar sight, with drunks male and female.  Go into A & E any Friday or Saturday night, and you learn  "interesting" new words whilst you watch them fall around, when the Police or Ambulance crews waste  valuable time...

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BAC

18.12.17 Cancer Charities present at Britain Against Cancer conference are posting reports on the Internet. Reading between their lines it wasn't the best cancer conference ever. http://www.chris-cancercommunity.com/chris-lewis-against-cancer/  mentions the filter...

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Travel Insurance for cancer patients

Useful Question at Britain Against Cancer As soon as you finish hospital treatment, you want to get away for a break. But even if it is only for a weekend, the cost of medical insurance can be astronomical, and the EHIC card doesn't cover repatriation, etc. So I ended...

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Chocolate and Christmas

Researchers across the Atlantic are now discovering benefits of Chocolate in MODERATION! So we can all indulge at Christmas but it MUST be Dark Chocolate. For chocoholics,  it's the best Comfort Food  Researchers at US medical centres such as Johns Hopkins, etc. have...

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Who would YOU like to throw an Axe at?

Who could be first to get this? Have just come off the phone from Dept. Health's Press Office.  It's a dinosaur, just like the rest of the outfit. Thought I had better find out what pearls of wisdom Jeremy Hunt had spouted at the Britain Against Conference last week...

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Isn’t it time the NHS stopped pretending?

NHS England have just spent £100,000 on re-designing the NHS logo - can I suggest a more suitable one? NHS England Bigs wigs sitting on the platform at Britain Against Cancer conference, rather missed this point. The 400 Delegates at the All-Party Parliamentary Group...

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Alice in Wonderland and the DWP

Have you 'lost' benefits? The Minister at Dept. Work and Pensions, who sets out policies for paying benefits, etc., is The Rt Hon. David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Why is he entitled to call himself Rt. Honourable, when he has just presided...

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Chatting for Cancer

Patients, especially the elderly, can find themselves isolated and alone after treatment. Often there are money worries too, but a no-cost (to the patient) mobile phone can help keep people in touch, and a newish scheme set up by a cancer patient is designed to help....

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