Under-strain NHS fails to ensure cancer patients seen quickly enough | Society | The Guardian

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NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an evidence-based article, the Guardian highlights the deteriorating crisis of UK healthcare for cancer treatment. It reports that hospitals miss two-week target for seeing specialist for only second time since records began, as delays in treatment rise

Source: Under-strain NHS fails to ensure cancer patients seen quickly enough | Society | The Guardian

This is worrying news. This is over and above UK cancer outcomes being worse than other advanced countries like France and Germany.

Clearly, the NHS is deteriorating significantly.

Many would throw more money at the NHS but the historic record of this under Labour governments highlights that the increased budgets are squandered on inflationary pay settlements rather than improved care.

The Conservatives meanwhile offer more austerity and little hope, with Theresa May as their weak and wobbly leader.

Surely, people deserve better cancer treatment, most having paid taxes all their lives?

Thoughts?

 

One response

  1. The NHS should not be given more money but its senior management and the many layers beneath it should be cleared out and fired for incompetence.

    This would stop them trousering huge payoffs and leaving for lucrative NHS interim assignments days or weeks later.

    It would also save money.

    Aggressive re-enablement of Adult Social Care recipients imposed on them through PIP benefit conditionality would reduce their numbers by 50% in 6 weeks saving local authorities across the UK £45 billion GBP and saving the NHS money through lessened bed blocking as these people keep coming back into hospital.

    Cancer treatment outcomes can be dramatically improved by following the German model and placing RIFE machines in every cancer ward and by providing tax relief for people to buy their own or turn their computers into RIFE machines by downloading the relevant frequencies which can also be accessed through YOU TUBE via tablets and smartphones.

    Prevention has as Dr Alf knows well,never been the NHS’s strong point but to deal with the causes of cancer it has to educate people about risk factors:

    1)Carcinogens in junk food and too much red meat
    2)Smoking and Vaping
    3)Carbon monoxide fumes(put the air conditioner in your car on recirculate,avoid jogging by the roadside)
    4)Carcinogens in plastics,tins,packaging material,ready cooked meals
    5)Living within a kilometer of an electricity pylon(banned in Russia for over 50 years)
    6)Too much topless sunbathing by people with very fair complexions that are prone to moles and sunburn
    7)Carrying smartphones in pockets(increases risks of testicular cancers) or using them too heavily on one ear(brain cancer)

    The NHS allows too many people who are not ill to go into GP surgeries and into A and E and by not controlling the factors leading to dementia causes hospitals to fill up and resources to become overstretched.

    This prevents cancer patients from being seen on time or at all thus creating a vicious cycle of poor treatment outcomes and situations where cancers get so advanced they cannot be stopped.

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