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Tweet Share Involving patients in their own care is a major trend running through the NHS. People with diabetes have to be more involved in managing their condition, goes the philosophy, as it will save money, resources and improve the patient’s condition. The way it saves money is through re-organising care. Doctors are pretty expensive…

Tweet Share Sometimes I wonder if my brother and I are related. Especially on our 40th birthdays. My brother opted for a family day in London to see a musical. Four years later, I decided I wanted to celebrate by jumping out of an airplane. I was nervous. Who wouldn’t be? That’s part if the…

Tweet Share As I’ve mentioned a few times before, and I’m sure you are already aware, the Government is planning a massive reorganisation of the NHS. One of the key changes is that GPs will be banding together into groups to manage the costs of our care, otherwise known as commissioning. These groups, known as…

Tweet Share Are you the right sort of patient? You may think you are; you take your meds, you do some exercise and you try to steer clear of chocolate and fancy deserts as much as possible, but this might not be enough. You might well be the wrong sort of patient. The NHS is…