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Desperate scramble for treatment

It's our fault - waiting lists are so long We allowed politicians, rather than clinicians, to run the NHS,  This produced an administrative headache, reflected in lengthening waiting lists. Long waiting times appear to be pushing people into paying for private...

Party time again in Downing Street

It's Party time! Having just got over Partygate, it seems it's party time again in Downing Street. So now could be a good time to revive Musical Chairs, the game we played as children.  But this time, gather all the many aspirants for party leadership together around...

LWhere are the promised new hospitals?

What's happened to the promised 40 new hospitals?. Whitehall casually tossed out this sop to us, with the Dept. Health (DH) saying plans were in hand for these new additions. If, like me, you can remember these being promised and...

Summer cooking made easy

The moment the sun comes out for more than a day, I turn in to a lazy sloth.  I was about to make that fantastic Jubilee pudding as a special treat for a gathering of friends.  but the sun came out - and instead, I decided to change thiso complicated recipe t an...

Who shot the messenger?

What's happened to Gordon Messenger?  In 2021 General Sir Gordon Messenger was appointed to lead a review of leadership in the English NHS:  since then - your guess is as good as mine as to what has happened. Healthwatch recently commented "In October 2021, the...

The NHS in today’s Broken Britain

Getting back to normal - let's keep 'new' NHS care After Sajid Javid's laest "Rally the Troops" speech to the NHS, I MUST remember to re-double my efforts to tell those still working in the NHS I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU! During lockdown, many of us discovered...

NHS should take note of ASCO comments

World hears importance of Exercise for cancer survivors But will the NHS take note as it was singled out for comment? Held every year in the States, the ASCO conference is the biggest and most important get-together of the world's cancer specialists Last year 32,000...

Jeremy Hunt latest

One bottle Fairy Liquid lasts longer than some Conservative Leaders   Does anyone remember Screaming Lord Sutch? Head of the Monster Raving Loony Party?  He had one thing going for him - he was honest enough to admit he was loony, and I am beginning to think his...

Handling fatigue

For anyone suffering fatigue, the video has ideas on living better with this problem   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViXuoLmzvJA   This video was developed by the Aussies for those of us with polio - but it has  pointers to help understand fatigue, whether...

Support groups are really helpful

During treatment, I was told about support groups but thought these were for others. Used to raising funds for them, I just thought they weren't meant for me - until someone pointed out what an idiot I was, and sent me off to experience for myself what they were all...

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