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Challenging NHS’s back-slapping

https://youtu.be/ftyjMSMXxMA Where the NHS excels Anyone who has attended an NHS conference recently knows you just can't beat them when it comes to back-slapping and self-congratulation. But here is a video of a brave nurse who stood up to the big chiefs at an NHS...

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Cancer and your heart

Watch out for your Heart As if having cancer wasn't enough, my Consultant suddenly announced he wasn't happy, and was sending me to the Royal Brompton heart hospital. No-one had bothered to tell me, but Hormone Therapy (Tamoxifen, Aromasin and Arimidex) had apparently...

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Bring on the Witch Doctor

Your GP surgery is changing Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced funding for 20,000 physios, pharmacists,paramedics and anyone else they can think of, to provide to back-up to GPs.  We are even promised that GPs will provide fun and games with referrals to Zumba...

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MD Anderson

John Mendelson Most cancer patients in Britain will never have heard of John Mendelsohn, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1996 to 2011. But cancer patients all over the world should be grateful for the work he oversaw at this...

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Where Experts have learned it pays to listen to patients

It's happening in the States 40 years ago doctors in the Texas town of San Antonio organised a conference about breast cancer to educate local physicians. This has grown in to the world's biggest and most influential meeting on the subect, with top oncologists...

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C(r)apita boobs again

An additional 3,591 women have not received information about NHS cervical cancer screening. Capita, (or as Private Eye rightly calls them Crapita) contracted to send out screening invitations, have boobed AGAIN.  Yet another administrative error!  When will the...

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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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Loo roll bandits!

Latest 'Scene of Crime'   Who would have thought this van was a crime scene?  But Essex police found an unusual haul when they pulled over a van and arrested the three men inside. Instead of antiques, silver or whatever, the haul consisted of a stash of stolen...

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