NHS

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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Second lockdown – time for NHS to think about patients

NHS must re-think the way it works It's time the NHS realised Cancer Patients are not production-line units whose treatment can be halted at whim, but individuals, doing everything they can to remain healthy. Having canceled cancer care for many, to make matters...

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Money for A & E

Matt Hancock announces more funds for A & E   Considering how many cancers are picked up in A & E, it was good news when Hapless Hancock announced to the House of Commons that money is going to be made available to upgrade A & E departments.  Only a few -...

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No excuse for appalling treatment of cancer patients

We stood back to help the NHS Now it's time to restore cancer services After months of going without, cancer patients are losing patience.  Doctors say they are worried that many of us are losing out.  Currently, over 300,000 have signed a petition set up by Craig...

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No excuse for appalling treatment of cancer patients

We stood back to help the NHS Now it's time to restore cancer services After months of going without, cancer patients are losing patience.  Doctors say they are worried that many of us are losing out.  Currently, over 300,000 have signed a petition set up by Craig...

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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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