NHS

Patients need to take control

With waiting lists getting longer What are we doing about it? YOU can do your bit, help shorten waiting times, and even improve healthcare. As a start, how many genuine patients sit on their local hospital Board? Having sat on several, by-and-large the Patient...

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Privatisation rot continues

The privatisation con trick rolls on  NHS chiefs are pushing through plans to let private companies take over scanning services that are vital in treating cancer patients, having told ministers last week that privatisation was harming patient care. Ten years ago I was...

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Challenging NHS’s back-slapping

https://youtu.be/ftyjMSMXxMA Where the NHS excels Anyone who has attended an NHS conference recently knows you just can't beat them when it comes to back-slapping and self-congratulation. But here is a video of a brave nurse who stood up to the big chiefs at an NHS...

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King’s College Hospital shows true NHS spirit

Treatment at an NHS hospital under 'special measures' King's College patients were horrified to read that 'their' hospital had been placed under "special measures, following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit". With an end-year deficit of over £90...

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Don’t fob patients off who can help with NHS

Time-wasting exercise? Brace yourselves! Yet another plan is beng hatched by the gurus in the Dept. Health  determined to undermine any slight improvements hard-working NHS staff have managed to sort out.  They just can't leave well alone, but are about to announce...

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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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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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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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Post Covid-19, don’t lose changes to NHS

It was scary at first, but .... During lockdown, there have been changes in the NHS - many for the better. "There are fewer meetings.... more focussed and shorter... less red tape and bureaucracy" says Dr. Max Pemberton (left), in the Daily Mail. He is right about...

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