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Come on girls – stand up for better cancer treatment

Lord Darzi said it: "Cancer Care in England compares poorly with that in other European Countries Embed from Getty Images Writing in The Telegraph, the ex-Minister for Health and noted cancer specialist said "cancer care in England compares poorly with that in other...

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Downward spiral in cancer care

NHS England aiming for diagnosis within 28 days BIG DEAL.  Whatever happened to the 14 days benchmark? So you wait 14 days - finally have tests - does it really take another 14 days to check results for 'ordinary' cancers?  I am not talking about the rarer cancers;...

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PATIENT POWER can see off American Invasion

     Are we right to be worried about US involvement in NHS? When two London patients were asked to help set up a 'new way' of suppling joined-up Health and Social Care for the elderly, they were horrified to discover Attain, the American Management Consultants tasked...

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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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Does cancer need all this fighting talk?

Don't talk of 'Fighting' when dealing with cancer Told I had to 'fight' cancer, when all I wanted to do was follow my treatment plan and work at getting better, I didn't think of it as a fight. As The Guardian says, "language is intended to motivate people and make...

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NHS v. Private – playing them at their own game

Warch out for massive NHS contract tendering It's quiet on the NHS tendering front - for the moment - but watch out for a flurry of activity once the Party Conferences get underway. Politics has given us a leader who slips on banana skins: buying illegal water cannon,...

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Unite supports Health Visitors

Not another Strike ! A major result of the current Government cutbacks is strikes. Latest strikes are in support of Health Visitors. Currenty Health visitors employed by Lincolnshire county council, are striking.  Initially this is for six days as they say they are...

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Dogs helping humans with cancer diagnosis

Dogs play their part America's Cancer Moonshot initiative was designed to encourage innovation in cancer research.  it's  mission was    “to end to cancer as we know it.” Whilst I was being treated,.one of my dogs was also diagnosed with cancer, so I was interested to...

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