Category Archives: Healthcare

The NHS Rocks

Yesterday afternoon, I truly thought my number was up. I was just getting ready to pick the Offspring up from school, when bang, my heart clicked into over-drive. Serious over-drive. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of experience of … Continue reading

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The Patient Disappears

‘Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too’. – Anton Chekhov Hmm. In the last year, I’ve had much cause to be grateful to … Continue reading

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Five Days and Counting

Just five days to go before Botox treatment. Well, four, if you don’t count today, … or treatment day. It won’t be pleasant, but I am ever hopeful that it will really have a positive impact on my condition. I’m … Continue reading

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A Sad Day For Healthcare

Today’s news that the UK’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) took steps to cover up the results of an investigation into a maternity unit at a Cumbrian hospital, is frankly staggering. Where will it end? Don’t get sick out of hours. … Continue reading

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Hospital Heal Thyself

A couple of weeks ago, our local newspaper reported that our town’s hospital was going to be put up for sale. This provoked a mixed response. Frankly, the anecdotal reports about the place and the quality of it’s activities have … Continue reading

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Is there hope for the NHS?

Scanning this morning’s newspaper, one headline regarding the NHS was hard to miss. The article was prompted by Sir David Nicholson’s announcement that he plans to retire as Chief Executive of NHS England and it also related dire warnings from … Continue reading

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