Saving the NHS money

££££££££££££££££ Handling Pocket Money was good training Remember pocket money?  We were probably never so rich as we were when we received this!  We didn’t pay for food, or rent. Someone else paid for clothes, fuel, heating and all those ‘grown up’...

A new NHS Initiative that might just work

Latest NHS idea is GPs to see patients in Groups of 15 Having served on Dept.Health (DH) committees, it’s often the crazy ideas that float around upsetting NHS staff and patients that come from these. Set up by the DH in desperation, the latest to hit the fan is...

Improving the NHS – have your say

NHS England launches public consultation developing long-term plan for the NHS Talking to my very experienced Lymphoedema Nurse, she gave me her low-down on the NHS; the grass-roots know what needs to be fixed, but they are fed up with expensive management consultants...

The Ideal Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient clinics are ripe for reform So says David Oliver in the current British Medical Journal      Oliver advocates Outpatients being bought into the 21st century – if you are a patient, what would you change? Below are extracts from Oliver’s article,...

Common Sense is needed to get the NHS WE want

The government is pumping more money into the NHS But if you think we are going to see any of this – think again The figure of £20 billion is being bandied around, but details about which part of NHS is to receive this windfall, what it is for, where and which...

Let’s get back to basics and improve the NHS

No-one thought of outsourcing when the NHS was founded 70 years ago  Matrons like the wonderful example above ruled hospitals with a benevolent rod of iron;  the care provided received a well-deserved reputation around the world and no-one had ever heard of...
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