Stress – The Essential Guide; book review by Frances Ive

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Book and article review, letters | 0 comments

I saw a review of my book on Stress – The Essential Guide by Neil Moffatt. In many senses I agree with what he said, but in defence of my own writing I would say that it is what it is – a guide for people who probably don’t have the knowledge that he has. The style is deliberately simplistic, because this is not an academic book. It’s meant to help people who may be really suffering. Yes he’s right about green tea (it has caffeine in it, but...

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Proactive management is key to control of diabetes

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in letters | 0 comments

Dear Editor, The NHS Information Centre’s recent National Diabetes Audit* highlighted the shocking statistic that around 70-75,000 diabetic patients die every year, with an estimated third of those deaths avoidable if their condition were better managed. The costs associated with the management of the condition and the seemingly high death toll in its mismanagement are escalating at a dramatic rate and continuing to put enormous pressure on an...

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Liberating the NHS (from the coalition)

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in letters | 0 comments

Dear Editor This paper is good but I think you downplay the ideology of Lansley´s approach. I don’t think this is just  a managerial approach to solving problems -I think it is a political view that commissioning , under the auspices if Monitor to ensure competition is going to open up the private sector – because private sector per se is “good”. And is further down the road of the public sector just paying for services. I’m not arguing against...

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