47% of Britons will develop cancer in their lifetime by 2020, study shows | Society | The Guardian

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

This is a MUST READ article from the Guardian. Check it out!

via 47% of Britons will develop cancer in their lifetime by 2020, study shows | Society | The Guardian.

The headline is truly staggering but surely the questions to be addressed is:

How should the UK respond to the cancer time bomb?

For me one solution is addressing a question I posed in an earlier blog namely:

Should the UK’s NHS be scrapped and replaced with a new, fit-for-purpose healthcare service based on global best practice?

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10,000 cancer patients given the wrong drugs – Telegraph

English: Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Shop...

English: Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Shop – North Street – Midhurst, West Sussex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article in the Telegraph reports on latest research findings from the cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

10,000 cancer patients given the wrong drugs – Telegraph.

The article describes what I would call professional negligence. In my mind, those guilty should be properly held to account; not only should those proven  guilty be fired, in my view, they should also have their pensions withdrawn.

For sure austerity has savaged the NHS but there is still enormous inefficiency; also the patronizing attitude of many healthcare professionals should be replaced by a proper customer orientation – only when patients are treated as customers or clients will service quality improve. There is much research on best service quality practice in other sectors which is transferable. It is time for the NHS to positively encourage people with experience outside healthcare, assuming that job candidates are otherwise qualified.

Any thoughts?

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