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Cancer patients say targets are put before their care

During the six months Ceinwen Giles spent in a London hospital being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, some of the carers on the ward did not once address her by name. "Just because you have a good clinical outcome, it doesn't mean you had a good experience," she said.<p>"The worry is that the way …

Why doesn't the NHS know how many patients have chemotherapy?

Whether it's picking up a weekly grocery shop or booking a holiday, online transactions are the stuff of everyday life, but too often the health service operates as if the technological revolution never happened.<p>"We have had this revolution in the rest of our lives, which has been a combination of …

Human and economic costs of NHS reforms

David Nicholson, the NHS chief executive, has raised alarming questions about how the NHS can be paid for (NHS chief: cuts alone will mean more Staffords, 11 July). Throughout a working lifetime as a GP, I have carefully watched many changes. I now have a pragmatic but retro-radical suggestion: we …

Why the NHS needs more graduate nurses

Care in the NHS has come under considerable scrutiny over the past year – the Francis report into Mid-Staffs, the Morecambe Bay investigations, and the review of the Liverpool care pathway have all pointed to issues of inadequate practice, leadership and staffing levels. In addition, the Keogh …