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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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Prehabilitation

 Prehabilitation Report  Survivors' needs ignored A Major new report issued by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration calls for changes to the...

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Scams on the Internet

Why do doctors HATE 'Dr. Google'? We've all come across medical information  on the Web, which we know is dubious. A Wall Street Journal examination found Facebook Inc. and YouTube are being flooded with scientifically dubious and potentially harmful information about...

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Exploding cancer myths

Blame Social Media for many cancer myths Survivors are frequently bombarded with friends kindly offering suggestions about what they should/should not do now that they have cancer. Myths galore fly around;  The Times even said "Social media blamed for spread of cancer...

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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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Is this the future for cancer charities?

Cancer Charities face problems Cancer is big business, on both sides of the Atlantic. But, with some major cancer charities reporting a fall in income, signs are the once-generous public are not so inclined to donate today. Now, they want to know where their money is...

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NHS up in arms over Goop Netflix series

But is it their fault cancer survivors embrace wacky ideas? Simon Stevens, head honcho of NHS England, doesn't like wacky Internet websites, in particular, Goop. But, lying on a couch, with a Reiki therapist's hands floating above me, not touching, I suddenly had a...

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Election promises – will they be hot air?

Post-Election 'Cut-Out and Keep 'em Honest' List Here is what has been promised - keep it as a reminder, particularly if you voted the way Shutterstock showed above With many thanks to Roy Lilley,  This is the promise Done ✓ £6.2 billion more this year - 'getting to...

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