NHS Tough Choices – Surgery for Snoring to be chopped?

The NHS is having to make more tough choices Emma is passionate about helping people and trying to make things better. With a unique perspective on healthcare and sleep, she also blogs as The Snoring Lady. That’s not particularly newsworthy, but one headline today...

NHS App delays repeat prescriptions. Is it secure?

NHS App delays repeat prescriptions Yesterday, (2nd July 2018), Jeremy Hunt our Health Secretary, was shown in a BBC interview1 with Rory Cellan-Jones as saying: “[the NHS app]…puts patients in control…” So, I write this post with a frustrated mindset, because my...

The Destruction of GP/Patient trust – Guidelines from the GMC

The DVLA and General Medical Council (GMC) in March 2016, reinforced the fact that it is the individual’s responsibility to cease driving and inform the DVLA, should anything impact upon ability to drive safely. They went on to impose a significant and impossible burden on the GP.

Updated NICE Guidelines for Sleep Apnoea

In my view improving NHS provision and fast tracking certain individuals, at this time of austerity, has for any rational person to be considered at best, highly unrealistic. At Snorer.com we applaud the intent behind the 2015 updated NICE Guidelines for Obstructive...

Health Informatics – What’s that about?

Why is Health Informatics (HI) of any interest? Chronic diseases are projected to be the leading cause of disability and most expensive problem for healthcare systems (World Health Organisation, 2002). Long-term monitoring of the individual patient’s condition and how...

Sleep Apnoea – the Final Frontier?

Currently, the most common, valid treatment option for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). There is however no getting away from it, PAP is not sexy and although it is undeniably effective many find it an arduous therapy to adhere...

Implant ‘CURE’ for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Apnea…

An interesting new option for sleep apnoea/apnea has been developed by a spin off from Medtronic. Inspire Medical Systems implant 'cure' is now undergoing large scale clinical trials in the US and Europe. The company hopes to receive commercial approval...