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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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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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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...

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Update on NHS hospital scandals

Latest news shows NHS has little desire to learn Googling around info on the latest problem to hit the NHS, I go to the Daily Mail website, to read that the families of patients involved in these scandals must be in despair.  The site says the final report on...

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Why American healthcare costs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_BE9hvg68 Watch out!  Once Brexit is out of the way, the NHS will be looking to privatise more of its services, in an attempt to save money.  Warning bells chime when, in the middle of Brexit, Boris takes time off to fly the Atlantic...

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