After Cancers Blog

LYLAC

Stands for Living your Life after Cancer – Isabel emails to say now run regular Workshops in South of England. and could be coming to London in 2016. Hurrah! Watch this space!

read more

PATIENT POWER can see off American Invasion

     Now Brexit is here - what about fears of US involvement in NHS? When a committee of Londoners were asked to help set up a 'new way' of suppling joined-up Health and Social Care for the elderly, they were horrified to discover the American Management Consultants...

read more

NHS On The Defensive

The NHS is so much on the defensive that you phone to ask to speak to someone, they automatically ask “is it to make a complaint?” Today, phoned the local Cynical Commissioning Group (CCG) as had heard they have appointed someone to oversee cancer...

read more

Patients can be Whistleblowers too

When drugs cause skin problems - what it's like being a Whistleblower 30 pairs of eyes stared at me At a meeting of PCAG (Patient Committee Advisory Group) volunteers at my cancer hospital, everyone was staring accusingly at me, Things hadn't gone well with my...

read more

Your D.O.B. is worth money!

Your Date of Birth is useful to companies, particularly those that cold call you on the telephone.  They need it to target what to sell you If you are getting 'nuisance phone calls, or 'selling' letters it could be because a company or service has sold on your private...

read more

Been Working As A Patient Rep

Been working as a Patient Rep for over year, trying to curb the mis-placed ideas of management consultants;  where does the NHS find these companies that are totally divorced from reality? Latest idea is WHOLE SYSTEMS – new way of caring for OAPs.  We had...

read more

Informative Letter From My Lovely Nail Doctor

Had an informative letter from my lovely Nail Doctor, who keeps an eye on my painfully splitting nails.  They are recovering.  His very information letter says he also ‘deals’ with Hair – so he could be just the person to tell me what to do with...

read more

Europa Donna – organisation for Patients with Brains

One good thing to come out of EU is Europa Donna - and we can still be members after Brexit Europa Donna is a pan-European member organisation, with some very senior members of European Breast Cancer medical communities in membership, They often invite members to...

read more

Your face needs a Facial in this heat!

A GOOD Facial works wonders - especially now Suddenly, sunshine shows up stressed skin, especially if you don't wear make-up.  Skin dries out, and the mirror makes you look older. So a facial is 100% essential!  If only to keep skin hydrated in summer's warmth.  It's...

read more

Survivors learn to self-refer

Side effects from cancer drugs often show after  treatment Unless you are very lucky, your GP is someone who is faced with Government paperwork, staff problems, not enough time and only basic knowledge on cancer - NOT good enough. And no time to keep up with all the...

read more
Translate
Share This