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Our favourite Raccoon - still at it 1 Month, 1 Week ago Karma: 48
There is no way Sue is going quietly into the night! See today's Sunday Times - here is the copy.

By James Gillespie

A woman dying of cancer has started a campaign to curb the compensation culture in the NHS despite suffering two cases of medical negligence herself.
Susanne Cameron-Blackie, 68, from Norfolk, has been given three months to live after being diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer, six years ago. It has spread through her body, leaving her virtually paralysed.
She is determined to spend her final weeks battling to cut the spiralling costs of litigation against the NHS. Last year, settlements and costs took £1.5bn out of the NHS budget.
NHS Resolution (formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority) estimates that £56bn could be needed to deal with all cases arising from failures and mistakes made up to March 2016.
“That is the equivalent of half the annual budget of the NHS,” said Cameron-Blackie. She suffered in her early twenties when her womb
was removed without permission as she was undergoing a dilation and curettage procedure. During recent treatment she was given another patient’s medication, leaving her in agony.

“But I didn’t sue,” Cameron-Blackie said. “The money from the original operation would have made no difference, I just got on with my life. The second time, I would not have got anything — the money would have gone to my husband in a few years’ time. What good would that do?
“Even the valid claims where somebody gets £6m and it’s entirely justified, that money goes into the court of protection and all their needs are met by the NHS.
“It is whether there is a fault that matters. If you can’t prove a fault, then you can have a patient with exactly the same damage, exactly the same needs and they are met in exactly the same way, but there is no payout.”
Cameron-Blackie, who formerly worked for the lord chancellor’s office, has returned home after her latest hospital treatment. The NHS has installed a bed and oxygen in her home on the Norfolk Broads.
“When the chips are down and you are left like this, the NHS provides everything and more that you need without a penny piece going anywhere near lawyers,” she said.

Cameron-Blackie is likely to find widespread support for her campaign.
Rob Hendry, medical director at the Medical Protection Society, which represents healthcare professionals, said: “A package of legal reforms is required to control the spiralling cost of clinical negligence, including a fixed cap on the legal fees that can be charged.”
A spokesman for NHS Resolution said it aimed to settle claims fairly and quickly. “We also have a responsibility to defend unjustified claims robustly. We received 10,965 new clinical negligence claims in 2015-16 [and] resolved 4,935 (46%) of clinical negligence claims without the payment of damages.”

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/cancer-s...-suing-nhs-6fthpk7gb
 
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#160727
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Thanks for that JK. I shall wander up the road and buy a dead tree copy in a minute. I know James G is a famous and talented journalist but, hand on heart, I don't think he has done the story justice.
 
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andrew

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The Blocked Dwarf wrote:
Thanks for that JK. I shall wander up the road and buy a dead tree copy in a minute. I know James G is a famous and talented journalist but, hand on heart, I don't think he has done the story justice.

After you have done with it...can you come round collect all my wood that's in my garden and them with that ? I will play GG Allin in the background.

Excellent article.
 
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#160729
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Didin't buy a copy in the end (cos I'm tight) just found a Quick N Dirty pdf of the article that can be downloaded here:AR-Article
 
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Linky doesn't seem to work. Here it is again (copy pasta): frenchfloosie.com/Cancer sufferer urges patients to stop suing NHS.pdf

www.frenchfloosie.com/Cancer%20sufferer%...op%20suing%20NHS.pdf
 
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Amanda

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I put this on my Facebook page just now, doing my bit to share this important issue..............

Please read and share this. I know Susanne and what she says, in my opinion, is vital. I don't need to go on about the money wasted in the investigations and compensation paid out in relation to my family but it all has to STOP! Our NHS is blighted by ambulance chasing Lawyers. Let's make a difference and share, share share, keep the funds inside the NHS, for us, our families and our country.

At last someone is doing something.
 
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#160738
hedda

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I'm such an admirer of Anna / Susanne. She is an inspiration.
 
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tdf
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Thanks for posting the article, similarly being tight I didn't buy a copy (and there's no guarantee it would have been in the Irish edition in any case).
 
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#160762
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It was P8 in the British edition.
 
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Lurker

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Anyone know if Anna is back on twitter, with a very suspicious timeline and follower/following list?
 
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#160770
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I wouldn't bet against the mighty Raccoon being anywhere - including here!
 
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#160772
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AFAIK she logged onto twitter yesterday to tweet Old Holborn (she and he go ways back, further much further than I and her and maybe further than JK even).
 
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Anna Raccoon

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Yes, Old Holborn has managed to reactivate an old account that I kept to engage with those trolls and deadbeats who wouldn't dream of communicating with the dreadful Anna Raccoon................their discomfort at realising that actually it was Anna Raccoon they were talking to all the time has been just one source of immense joy during today.........tee hee......life is full of small pleasures.xxxxxxx


twitter.com/LettucePrey101
 
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Anna’s interview (rather good I thought) on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning, just before May decided it would cheer us all up to throw a General Election, can be downloaded here:

www.normalfornorfolk.org/landlady.mp3

I apologise for the slightly rough tone quality. If anyone wants to do better please feel free. [JK please work your techno-wizardry and link it properly.]
 
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Also of interest to her fans, today's post from Grandad: headrambles.com/2017/04/18/anna-raccoon-and-the-crystal-palace/

and Granddad has a 'listen online' to her interview too: headrambles.com/audio/landlady.mp3
 
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#160802
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Works great BD - well done. Yes a very good piece; Sue made her points very well. I could have done with more on the extraordinary benefits of not suing the NHS - the enormous waste of money on compensation that could be better spent elsewhere. 25% of the entire budget goes on compo.
 
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#160803
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Pretty bloody impressive for anyone dying of anything and off her head on pharmaceutical grade smack and Special K but they rang her far earlier than she expected (bloody May) and she forgot to mention the 27% ( I think) and the £56 billion etc. Personally I think she gave Radio 4 answers to Radio 5 Live. She sometimes forgets not everyone listening has an attention span longer than 144 characters.
 
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