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...

After Breast Cancer mammogram scandal – what next?

450,000 missed mammograms   Jeremy Hunt stands up in Parliament to explain – gives an abject apology for once I almost feel sorry for him  Why?  Because he is supposedly in charge of a Ministry that keeps on making mistakes that could cost lives. Breast cancer...

Help shape the NHS’s Genomic testing

Genomes Project launches in October But judging by a recent conference held in London, this could be a very dis-organised programme.. The 100,000 Genomes Project at the NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) has recruited its first patient to the programme. The 100,000...

New Year Resolution for the NHS

Bring back curiosity  Today, ask any NHS staff member a question and often up pop the shutters, or some other delaying tactic.  As I was told at The Marsden, “you are ONLY a patient”.  Doctors reach for prescription pads, as there is no time allocated for...
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