Now It’s Very Personal!

Angry face

After living fifteen years with my own cancer, including working twelve with everyone else’s too, I thought I might be unshockable. However the last few weeks have left me shaken emotionally. Firstly, one of our long-term friends was diagnosed with…

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My Recent A+E Experience

On this occasion it was with my son. Who like many of us and tried his best to stay away from our GP. He had a bloodshot eye, which was getting worse. Of course it got so bad that he…

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Cancer, The Bigger Picture.

So I have been writing and talking about cancer professionally for over 10 years. As the world is changing so dramatically, it felt like a good time to review what my experience is showing me. In honesty I can see…

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This Toxic Culture Is Not Just Internal!

Wolf in green sheepskin

By now most of you will have heard about the ‘hidden internal culture’ of Macmillan Cancer Support. How they abused many of their staff, with a toxic leadership style. If you haven’t already, you can read all about it below.…

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Are We Even On The Right Track Anymore?

A very puzzled man

The speed of change in our lives is absolutely incredible now! What is known one day, is no longer true the next. Very difficult conditions for a one man business to adapt. Let alone national and global organisations. So most…

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“There’s Nothing More We Can Do!”

Doctor giving young man his news

So, recently we have heard that this year a record number of patients were referred for suspected cancer. There seemed to be a small pat on the back for everyone, as that seemed to show more people were coming forward…

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“Mom….. It’s Cancer!”

2 ladies comforting each other.

Since I have been involved with cancer, the first thing I said to my wife and children was that I was pleased it was me! I knew I could cope with whatever it threw at me. Both mentally and physically…

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Our NHS Through The Eyes Of A CNS.

A busy cancer ward

As our Government and healthcare leadership held their breath and put their fingers in their ears, cancer continued to rampage through our country. Covid, covid, covid, was all we have heard for more than 30 months. No real surprise then,…

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Say Yes To Life

Body, spirit, mind balance

So many of the incredible resources out there for people affected by cancer, were started by someone who saw problems with the system that they faced. In a similar way to why I started SimPal. Although these organisations are in…

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Cancer, The Alternative Views.

A green Diet For Cancer

So, you have been diagnosed with cancer and are feeling frightened and confused. For most of us the path we find ourselves on will be similar. Into the NHS system, scans, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or watch and wait. Maybe a…

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“Years Of Decline In Cancer Services!”

A busy clinical NHS ward

Whilst the world continues to create headlines of it’s own daily. The below report was released this week. A shocking and savage one showing us the reality of what has been happening in the cancer sector over many years. Quite…

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