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Europa Donna

I always thought a Symposium was a boring event            But Europa Donna (ED) proved me wrong, ED is a group of very eminent oncologists from across Europe, who kindly not only allow patients to be members, but actually listen to what we have to say, and treats us...

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Paying for medical care

Facing reality - when the NHS takes too long Compared with Europeans, we don't pay as much for our healthcare, but ..... Europeans don't wait for appointments They get their operation when convenient for them Most hospitals have private or double rooms, even for those...

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Petition makes NHS England change its mind

Were you one of the 167,000 who signed Change.Org's petition to allow Sasha a 2nd Stem Cell Transplant? Well, if you were, you might have received an email from a jubilant Amy Collins, the organiser, to say "am so so pleased to announce that today NHS England has...

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My care, My way is a new service that helps survivors

New service for over 65s can benefit survivors My Care, My Way is a new service for the over-65s with benefits for cancer survivors Anyone, over 65,  who tries to negotiate the minefield that is post cancer care should ask if My Care, My Way system is available yet in...

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Death of the NHS

NHS Trusts announcing yet more closures  what is going to happen to this beloved service? Today, a stay in hospital finds patients facing a shortage of nurses, and doctorind ng by remote control as staff haven't time to talk to patients - just glance at their notes...

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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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COBRA and Coronavirus

This graphic from the Daily Express gives the information clearly - and for those of us who are appalled at the dithering 'headless chicken' attitude of Government, provides clear information. Obviously, those undergoing cancer treatment should be aware of this...

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