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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...