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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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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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The gloves are off – with a battle over the NHS

Basher Boris v. Crafty Corbyn start Electioneering slugging it out over NHS 'facts' All politicians will claim that the NHS, first discussed during the 1930s, worked on during the War, and eventually launched in 1948, is 'dear to their hearts'. Translation - we know...

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Letter to a friend going through cancer treatment

Dear cancer survivor, I am NOT going to lecture or say you MUST do/eat/read/this -  enough 'friends' will bore you with pet theories.  You will get used to them; smile sweetly and say nothing! The best advice I had was from a friend who chaired a major cancer...

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Nobel prize for Cancer research

Why I am grateful for Dana-Farber Cancer Hospital I have many reasons to be grateful to this hospital.  I've never been a patient, but the news that their Dr. William G. Kaelin, had been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine made me very happy. Why am a fan of...

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What your doctor’s letter says

  Doctors told to 'ditch Latin and use English' Ever scratch your head trying to understand letters you receive from hospital? Even more of a mystery today, now that it's difficult to talk to your GP Well, here is an extract from my personal 'doctor's dictionary,...

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Boris please stop and take stock

Slow Down! Your call to 'Build  build  build' is about to destroy our precious Green Belt' - and your Talking heads' shows just confuse me. This is not a happy post-Covid legacy and I wish you would stop! You appear at press conferences looking like a disheveled,...

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Open letter to Matt Hancock

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Dear Mr. Hancock, This bemused old age pensioner understands you want to be known as "the Minister who made the NHS go digital".  But, has it escaped your notice that this technology often goes wrong?  And...

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NHS still hasn’t got it when going digital

Will Gran want to use mobile Apps, etc?   Before the older generation gets the Grandkids to give them IT lessons, perhaps some bright spark might think through how anyone is going to receive the 'new' Digital-friendly info from NHS, if they are blind,...

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