After Cancers Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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Are GPs Grown Up Or Not?

Are GPs grown-up or not? NHS England thinks not. First they tell them they have to open 24/7 – perhaps they think they don’t have families? Latest wheeze was to say they had to stay open ‘normal’ hours on Christmas Eve, New Year, etc. Don’t know about you...

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Doing a bad job gets you a lucrative post

Lansley walks away from the mess he created in NHS Lands lucrative 'Consultancy' Lord Lansley it was who masterminded the 2012 Health and Social Care Act that introduced CCGs, sent NHS waiting lists soaring to new heights, etc.ec., He has just landed a job with the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Being involved in shaping the NHS

Now I know why NHS is 'not fit for purpose' They employ Management Consultants to guide every new 'plan'  Management Consultants such as KPMG, McKinsey, etc. are excellent at advising companies what needs go be done - but not so good at dealing with human problems, as...

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