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How the NHS spends our money

Are we getting value for money with the NHS?  If not, what can we do? I often wondered why London's  King's College Hospital was more user-friendly than other London hospitals. How was it that Outpatients there could manage to see me without the usual long waits that...

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Duchess champions nurses

At last - hard-working Nurses to get recognition. Kensington Palace has announced  "The Duchess of Cambridge will visit St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday 27th February to officially launch @NursingNow2020, a campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide....

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1% for Prostate

As a tribute to Tessa Jowell, let's campaign for better cancer treatment for all There are complaints that breast cancer gets more attention, more funding and more research than prostate and other cancers. But to be fair, it was women who came out and bravely...

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NHS becoming the National Hangover Service

In our area of London this depicts a familiar sight, with drunks male and female.  Go into A & E any Friday or Saturday night, and you learn  "interesting" new words whilst you watch them fall around, when the Police or Ambulance crews waste  valuable time...

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Alice in Wonderland and the DWP

Have you 'lost' benefits? The Minister at Dept. Work and Pensions, who sets out policies for paying benefits, etc., is The Rt Hon. David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Why is he entitled to call himself Rt. Honourable, when he has just presided...

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Loo roll bandits!

Latest 'Scene of Crime'   Who would have thought this van was a crime scene?  But Essex police found an unusual haul when they pulled over a van and arrested the three men inside. Instead of antiques, silver or whatever, the haul consisted of a stash of stolen...

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Keep safe whilst shopping

Shopping exposes us to germs Your local supermarket is doing everything possible to keep surfaces germ-free, but it's other shoppers - and particularly their children - that are scattering these nasties around. Recent research has found that a trolley can be germier...

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Good things around Coronavirus scare

What's to like This latest health scare might just make us a cleaner and healthier nation.  Anyone who has shuddered as others come out of the loo not bothering to wash their hands, will understand what I mean.  All of a sudden people now understand cleanliness is...

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This is the way the NHS should behave

Congratulations to Royal Berkshire Hospital It may have been founded in 1836, but this hospital is thoroughly modern when it comes to understanding what patients need. When the first sad Coronavirus fatality happed here, their Press Office, unlike many NHS press...

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