According to a recent survey, most people over the age of 55 don’t consider themselves to be at risk from deadly meningitis, despite the risk increasing in older adults. Fiona Evans looks at a new national campaign to improve adults’ awareness of the disease’s signs and symptoms.
This time last year I was invited to the House of Commons as guest of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. I collected a certificate, which recognised the progress NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and our partners had made in improving one-year cancer survival rates in the borough.
It’s fitting that we have just celebrated the NHS’s 70th anniversary in the same month as Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) has clocked up a magnificent 150 years of care, treating innumerable patients in that time, with countless local people having much to thank it for.