“Cancer Gives Life A New Meaning”

Picture demonstrating making change.

For many, dealing with people affected by cancer on a daily basis might sound tough work. It is, no doubt about that, but also a privilege! I get to talk with so many incredible people. Unfortunately the numbers of people…

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Primary Care From A GP Perspective!

One of the biggest recent crises that we are facing is the issue with seeing a GP. Like many, I am sad to see this being dragged through the gutter press, causing abuse to so many members of the #NHS.…

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“When Did I Become A Victim?”

Person outside wire fence, signifying victim mentality

I realised very early on whilst doing this work, that I was extremely privileged. People were sharing with me some of their most personal thoughts and feelings. Many never become public, but on rare occasions some do, and this is…

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Has Cancer ‘Progress’ Peaked Now?

Gear box stuck in reverse.

Since covid has entered our lives we seem to be living from day to day. Unable to really plan anything due to the way our world is changing so quickly. Even organising a meal out with friends is no longer…

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How Do YOU Manage Risk In 2021?

Dealing with risk in 2021

We have been directly involved with covid for approximately 20 months. Our world as we know it has been turned upside down, whilst the virus has killed just short of 4.5m people across the globe! Now, healthcare has been overtaken…

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After A Terminal Cancer Diagnosis.

Cancer patient in hospice

Speaking to people affected by cancer on a daily basis I now hear more frequently about a ‘terminal diagnosis.’ There is a lot of confusion around this wording so for the readers I have taken some quotes from the wonderful…

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Using Technology In Cancer Support

Patient using OWise app.

Technology has been an incredible addition to our lives in recent years. I know not everything has been positive, but particularly through the covid times, most of us would have struggled without it. We have seen a giant leap in…

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Total Health Inequality In Our NHS

Covid genie showing problems of health austerity.

Firstly I have to admit that writing anything criticising our incredible National Health Service really hurts me! They have fixed us up as best they can, and delivered our children too. In my instance they have saved mine and my…

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Why Does Society Disable Us?

Disability Discrimination

There was one thing that struck me after trying to pick up my life post-cancer. That was the amount of discrimination I started to face. Everywhere I went to for help was of course interested in my newly acquired ‘disability.’…

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Why Our Healthcare MUST change!

Exhausted nurse

As months turn into years, I’m despairing at the lack of attention given to our healthcare in general. But of course, cancer in particular. Naturally, a lot will be laid at the door of covid, rightly so! But behind that…

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Failing Cancer Systems Are Killing Us!

Unfortunately, this is not just a sensational title to draw you in to read this post. That is not how I work! As I’m sure you are all aware, my blogs are all drawn from my own personal experiences of…

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Is Cancer Care Worse Due To Covid?

Very recently I was the co-author, with the incredible Roger Tempest, of one of the very few totally independent surveys about the current situation around cancer care in this country. Now we are able to publish the results. It shows…

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