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Patients must take action to help NHS

So we are back to mixed wards We have to take charge of what is happening in the NHS - not leave it to Politicians with their eye on a lucrative job at the end of their tenure.  Today comes new that thousands of patients were forced to sleep in mixed wards last year,...

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Dumbing down the NHS as it heads on a downward spiral

I crashed down on the unforgiving pavement  And lay there, waiting for a kind stranger to call an Ambulance.  One duly arrived, scooped me up and delivered me to the local Foundation Hospital. In A & E got my first inkling of how NHS is now dumbing down. David...

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Ever wonder where NHS money goes?

When Labour came in, spending on NHS was about 6 % of GDP (gross domestic product) Blair increased this to over 8% - and for a time we kept up with Europe - but then Europeans increased their spend on Health to around 10%, and we slid back, And for anyone who says how...

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Capita (put an ‘R’ in there) in trouble – again!

Don't the NHS ever learn? Why do NHS big wigs keep on contracting the same old companies?  If they do a bad job, sure as eggs-is-eggs the company will be awarded with another massive contract, yet they haven't learnt - recently Carillion landed them in trouble - now...

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Where are ‘Elf ‘n Safety’ when you need them?

Especially when Gran "doesn't want to make a fuss" in A & E It's left to you to create merry Hxll on the old dear's behalf tell A & E staff who won't listen when the old dear says she is quite happy to wait but her osteo-thingie would be more comfortable if...

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Pomposity in Whitehall

Who cares where the money goes?  Or/  Don't live in a wealthy area Lord Prior of Brampton (above) is current Chair of NHS England. I wrote to him, commenting on a brave Nurse's challenge over staffing levels - at a back-slapping NHS Executive meeting. Previously I had...

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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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