Good news for some

Reading about the fantastic results of the TAILORx trials, announced at the ASCO Conference in Chicago. Over 30,000 of the world’s top oncologists gather here annually, and this year was buzzing with good news – for some, as the announcement came that...

Oh! to be in England

You can’t argue with the English countryside in May.  Whatever the headlines, a trip out into the country puts everything into perspective.  I had been asked to be a ‘model’ – in inverted commas because I am far from a Cat Walk Queen –...

When friends get operations cancelled

One reads about operations being cancelled at the last minute, but when it happened to a friend this growing problem really hit home to me.  I was about to send her a card as she was due to have a hip replacement, and I get an email to say her op had been cancelled at...

Bullying

Bullying is still around, in all kinds of ways.  I moved at end of January, and registered with new GP.  Told him my history (boring) and asked for referral to local cancer hospital for check-ups. Ten weeks later, have had four letters and two telephone calls telling...

Don’t expect too much from the NHS

Do we expect too much from the NHS?  When The King’s Fund, an important think tank asks this question – it makes me think. Moving from one area of the country to another, I’ve just given up expecting anything. On the plus side I now belong to a...

Joined-up care

It looks like the shemozzle over the next NHS pay-rise is over.  Now basic minimum wage will be £8.93 an hour, which is 18p above the living wage of £8.75.  Big deal – can’t see that is going to get people flocking to work for the NHS.  This piffling...
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