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A really New Deal for NHS

A Petition on NHS New Deal   Just Treatment, a patient led organisation, are trying to put together a crowd sourced set of demands to create a New Deal for the NHS. The current pandemic has highlighted many problems facing the NHS e.g. chronic underfunding, lack of...

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BMJ

Am I the only patient who has to 'explain' clinic letters to my GP? Apparently not.  Dr. Morgan, writing in the august BMJ (British Medical Journal) says  A BMJ Opinion piece published in 2018 argued that clinic letters should be written “to” patients, not “about”...

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Waiting lists

Lockdown swiped away waiting lists Now hospitals cautiously offer appointments again I am now starting to get phone calls from physios and consultants saying they can restore a cancelled appointment - with caution.  So, if you are desperately wanting an appointment,...

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Post Covid-19, don’t lose changes to NHS

It was scary at first, but .... During lockdown, there have been changes in the NHS - many for the better. "There are fewer meetings.... more focussed and shorter... less red tape and bureaucracy" says Dr. Max Pemberton (left), in the Daily Mail. He is right about...

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What’s it all about

Hurrah for people like Roy Lillie Thanks to a streaming cold, he's had to rest up - which has given him time to read the latest turgid announcement from the NHS Dept. of silly time-wasting ideas in Whitehall. In the year when we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of...

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Get rid of the Vultures

Fighting hovering Vultures  After the Election it was expected the 'private' boys would be first off the mark, selling their services to the NHS and waiting to cherry-pick contracts to run NHS services. But it was the 'Petition' lot - this time asking for donations -...

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Get rid of the Vultures

Fighting hovering Vultures  After the Election it was expected the 'private' boys would be first off the mark, selling their services to the NHS and waiting to cherry-pick contracts to run NHS services. But it was the 'Petition' lot - this time asking for donations -...

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The Cure – ITV shows worst side of the NHS

ITV shows stark reality of what can happen in the NHS A recent ITV drama, The Cure, was based on a shameful true scandal in the NHS, which led to a major investigation. The Cure was a feature-length TV drama telling the story of how Julie Bailey fought to expose one...

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Update on NHS hospital scandals

Latest news shows NHS has little desire to learn Googling around info on the latest problem to hit the NHS, I go to the Daily Mail website, to read that the families of patients involved in these scandals must be in despair.  The site says the final report on...

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