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Are do-gooders hi-jacking our lives?

Do petitions clutter your in-box ? Is it all getting too much? Can't even remember what you support? Londoners are constantly in the thick of demonstrations.  When these started many of us joined in.  But gradually we discovered those marching were often there because...

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NHS is getting more money – or is it?

Thank you to all who sent emails To all of you who answered my plea on https://aftercancers.com/cancer-care-shame/ and sent an email to your MP and/or Simon Stevens - thank you. Judging by my website stats. there were a lot of you. How it works Nothing much will...

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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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Will someone please reign in Bojo

Is the Prime Minister a Bull in the China Shop?   Watching Boris on TV reminds me of the proverbial bull, out of his depth but causing havoc. Hair, eyes and hands flailing around,  Bojo is in full spoilt brat mode, as he announces massive Government expenditure...

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Adding to Covid confusion

Months after lockdown started, am I alone in still being confused by Government advice? The once daily Talking Heads performance from Downing Street left me bemused.  Then I get an official four-page letter with the above heading - and I was still confused. Reading...

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Questions the NHS needs to answer

Why was NHS so unprepared to deal with Coronavirus? The mood in the media is changing.  With lockdown easing, British media has turned from eulogising the NHS, to asking questions about NHS administration and its handling of the crisis. No longer is the NHS regarded...

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Clapping for NHS won’t pay their bills

Clapping comes cheap, and it's easy to do. What is going to take more effort, and a lot of planning post lockdown, is to ensure those on the front line in the current crisis get a well-deserved pay increase. And I don't mean the Administrators, or hospital CEOs on...

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