The Guardian Healthcare Network has a very poignant article about the value of charities within the NHS.
The backing from medical professionals illustrates the extensive support these charities have. Why? One consultant in the article feels that the "diagnose-treat-discharge" system is flawed and suggested this iterative form "diagnose-treat-review-think again-re diagnose".
Interestingly, he sees these charities and organisations not only as of value to the patient, but significantly as a resource for training clinicians themselves.
Medical charities and support groups do play an enormous and often undervalued role in the health of the nation!
Read the full article here.