NHS

How to see a GP at evening or weekends

Rolling out 7-day GP access For those who need evening or weekend appointments Jeremy Hunt's dream of 7-day access is coming to a surgery near you. In my part of London, (Kensington & Chelsea, Queen's Park & Paddington), can book an appointment on a Saturday...

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NHS is sending postive message

At last good news on NHS: TV series "Hospital" had a positive message Non-invasive surgery could transform healthcare The BBC documentary series ‘Hospital’ was about the current challenges faced by the NHS. Amongst the truthful but depressing news, viewers might have...

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Death of the NHS

Realistically,  what is going to happen to the NHS? Today, a stay in hospital finds patients facing a shortage of nurses, and doctoring by remote control as staff haven't time to talk to patients - just glance at their notes and prescribe what they guess what should...

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KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid

What part of K.I.S.S can't the NHS understand?      NHS uses sledgehammers to crack nuts Coming up with new 'initiatives' at regular intervals.  Wasting staff time, worrying patients and costing money to plan and set up.  Currently the NHS is in a flap about latest:...

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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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What’s it all about

Hurrah for people like Roy Lillie Thanks to a streaming cold, he's had to rest up - which has given him time to read the latest turgid announcement from the NHS Dept. of silly time-wasting ideas in Whitehall. In the year when we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of...

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