The NHS in today’s Broken Britain

Getting back to normal – let’s keep ‘new’ NHS care After Sajid Javid’s laest “Rally the Troops” speech to the NHS, I MUST remember to re-double my efforts to tell those still working in the NHS I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU!...

What’s better in NHS

Some things got better during Lockdown During Lockdown, many Consultants and Nurses were ‘abandoned’ by their hospital admin teams, and left to get on with running their own departments, without the heavy hand of bureaucracy – and didn’t they...

It’s vital you read Consultant’s reports

Don’t throw Reports in the waste-paper-bin You know those official letters/reports sent out by the NHS every time you have an Outpatient appointment, procedure etc? Once, when these were sent doctor-to-doctor, they contained comments such as “nothing wrong...

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...

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....

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...