After Cancers Blog

Are do-gooders hi-jacking our lives?

Do petitions clutter your in-box ? Is it all getting too much? Can't even remember what you support? Londoners are constantly in the thick of demonstrations.  When these started many of us joined in.  But gradually we discovered those marching were often there because...

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NHS is getting more money – or is it?

Thank you to all who sent emails To all of you who answered my plea on https://aftercancers.com/cancer-care-shame/ and sent an email to your MP and/or Simon Stevens - thank you. Judging by my website stats. there were a lot of you. How it works Nothing much will...

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NHS Bulletin

NHS and NHS Improvement Bulletin This plops into my inbox every month, with latest news about the NHS The headline in this month's issue proudly announces:- The NHS supports World Suicide Day   This sounds a rather drastic way of sorting out staff and bed...

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Why American healthcare costs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_BE9hvg68 Watch out!  Once Brexit is out of the way, the NHS will be looking to privatise more of its services, in an attempt to save money.  Warning bells chime when, in the middle of Brexit, Boris takes time off to fly the Atlantic...

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Cancer care shame

It's official: Britain has possibly the worst cancer care in Europe The NHS tries to claim it's the "envy of the world", but recent headlines in the media highlighting official cancer survival rates told the real facts. With the problems we face daily, it can't have...

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This explains all

Oxford Univerity Reseacher explains NHS  Remember Matron? She was the person who managed to run her hospital with an Assistant and a small number of key workers. Today, Oxford University researcher Karl Crawford has come up with an analysis of the current employment...

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Are cancer charities losing the plot?

Where has their campaigning spirit gone? According to official statistics, Britain's cancer survival rate has plummeted in the past decade from 13th in Europe to 25th (WHO, NAO, Cancer Research UK, etc)  Deloitte reports "adults with cancer continue to have lower...

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NHS the envy of the world

Laugh - otherwise you'll cry  The saying "NHS is the envy of the world" must come in the same category as Saatchi and Saatchi's "world's favourite airline" slogan for BA .  It was dreamt up as a copy-writer's slogan, but  taken as truth by a gullible public. And...

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Watch out for sneaky sugar in food

Sugar adds calories - whatever it is called Regarded as a villain; thought of as a possible cause of some cancers and all sorts of ills, manufacturers disguise sugar in different ways to make it more acceptable. Livestrong, the US Cancer charity, warns " Sugar is one...

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Is cancer returning?

Possible signs and symptoms of cancer Often Doctors don't tell us, but reading the press and talking to fellow patients, we begin to realise that, rather than giving us immunity, having had cancer we have a chance of getting another dose. For six months I asked GPs,...

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