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You couldn’t make it up

Someone should tell NHS when it's Autumn! NHS doesn't realise that the four seasons (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring) have legally defined dates to begin and end, enshrined in English law. Everyone has the right to know when they begin and end. NHS officials are so...

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Faffing around the cancer scene

Do we want more 'world class' care? Civil Servants stomping around the Dept. Bad Health have announced that Prof. Sir Mike Richards is setting up yet another new initiative to provide Britain with 'world class' cancer care.  Boring!  Boring!   In 1999 Sir Mike was...

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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' things. Now, we've...

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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...

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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, (he's a...

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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 area...

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NHS the envy of the world

Laugh - otherwise you'll cry  The saying "NHS is the envy of the world" must come in the same category as Saatchi and Saatchi's "world's favourite airline" slogan for BA .  It was dreamt up as a copy-writer's slogan, but  taken as truth by a gullible public. And...

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The State of Medicine

Latest book on the NHS Reading Margaret McCartney's thoughtful book, The State of Medicine, had my eyes out on sticks.  Written by an NHS Doctor, it is an honest appraisal of a health service ' unraveling, under-funded and under pressure'.  A glaringly honest...

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Persevere with the NHS

The NHS is funded by us - that's every UK taxpayer It is NOT free - my calculations on the back of an envelope work out that the average tax payer contributes between £3,000 -  £4,500 per person per year to fund this;  this also helps to pay for those who aren't...

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How the NHS spreads confusion, so nothing gets resolved

Yes Minister is alive and well Whitehall loves confusing the voters. Those who remember 'Yes, Minister' TV programmes will recall Sir Humphrey dancing around poor Jim Hacker, the Minister,  spreading confusion all around.  Having worked for Whitehall, I can assure you...

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