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...

Isn’t it time the NHS stopped pretending?

NHS England have just spent £100,000 on re-designing the NHS logo – can I suggest a more suitable one? NHS England Bigs wigs sitting on the platform at Britain Against Cancer conference, rather missed this point. The 400 Delegates at the All-Party Parliamentary...

Is a logo more important to NHS than patient care?

NHS is short of money But NHS England has just spent over £100,000 re-designing its logo.  Not that you would notice, but hundreds of organisations have been told to rework their publicity materials. They are told that having the incorrect logo could put pressure on A...
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