NHS

It’s vital you read your doctor’s report

Don't throw doctor's Reports in the waste-paper-bin Once, when our Reports were sent doctor-to-doctor, they used to contain comments such as "nothing wrong with the child, it's the mother", etc. Now, we are entitled to receive copy Reports,  so the language has to be...

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GP Crisis

In Defense of GPs Recently the media has been full of horror stories about difficulties getting a GP's appointment.  Am I the only one who has found unexpected advantages? Previously, if you got a recurrence of a condition, you could not book follow-up hospital...

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Cancer Survey

We do our bit - when is the NHS going to do theirs? Were you one of those who recently gave up time and energy helping complete yet another survey, this time on Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer Care Google it, and comments from Macmillan, CRUK, etc. flood the page. Read...

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Our medical notes for sale

NHS Digital re-hashes old scheme  Matt Hancock (left) thinks the NHS should 'go digital'.  This may be the way forward, but ....  for many it will make the NHS inaccessible. Or, as will happen if a current scheme to digitalise GP records goes ahead, it could mean our...

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Why clap for the NHS?

Going forward - have lessons been learned from Lockdown? Or will the NHS continue to bumble along, desperately needing more funding to keep up with demand?  Where is the politician with the guts to admit we must pay more to keep the NHS properly funded? Politicians...

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NHS/cancer alliances

Wake Up NHS England Just received the Cancer Stakeholders' Bulletin from NHS England, typically glossing over recent problems faced by those with cancer. As one of those involved with the start-up of the London Cancer Alliance, it should be no surprise that the...

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NHS/cancer alliances

Wake Up NHS England Just received the Cancer Stakeholders' Bulletin from NHS England, typically glossing over recent problems faced by those with cancer. As one of those involved with the start-up of the London Cancer Alliance, it should be no surprise that the...

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New ways to access GPs?

The future of GP access Since lockdown, many GPs have changed how they work,.and patients found there is a whole new system. For some, telephone calls have simplified contact;  all they have needed is to ask a GP for a referral to a consultant, or something about...

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What is going on at your surgery

New ways of working for GP surgeries   Almost certainly, your surgery will be operating very differently this winter, according to The King's Fund (KF) medical charity,  They have just carried out a survey, and say GPs are  "hedged around with 'national guidance'...

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Stop the NHS treatment see-saw

Mental Health v. Cancer Care  Having negIected Mental Health for years, resources are now being thrown at this branch of the NHS.  But will this do any good, or will we find mental health provision is dumped, just like cancer care has been? The NHS is supposedly fair...

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