Sue Dewey

Sue Dewey OBE - Not a scientist, but fascinated by science. Ex Royal Navy, with a mixed skill set that includes sales and marketing, project and event management, and more recently professional fundraising for a number of different sectors including arts organisations, educational institutions and with a passion for people and fairness in all things.

Sue Dewey OBE - Not a scientist, but fascinated by science. Ex Royal Navy, with a mixed skill set that includes sales and marketing, project and event management, and more recently professional fundraising for a number of different sectors including arts organisations, educational institutions and with a passion for people and fairness in all things.

NHS - Can We Fix It?

This spectrum of care that vacillates between the brilliant and the dreadful cannot be allowed to continue, it is not cost effective for starters! I hope the powers that be are coming up with a plan that will allow the NHS to do what it does best - primary care, emergency care and the very specialised life-saving stuff.
20/01/2015 12:45 GMT

Cancer - From a Non-Scientist's Perspective

It seems to me, after seeing a dear friend die over a prolonged period, as he endured the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy in a last ditch attempt to gain a few more precious days/weeks with his family, that anything we can do to make the treatment more bearable, let alone more successful than some of the current treatment options, has got be a good thing.
09/01/2015 10:53 GMT

What Price Life? The Dilemma of Drug Costing

Listening to the news about NICE turning down yet another cancer drug has made me very sad and a little puzzled. In the space of 10 days two new drugs - Kadcyla and Abiraterone, that would give valuable extra time to breast and prostate cancer sufferers respectively, have been refused because of cost.
18/08/2014 14:38 BST

Holding the Line - Time You Don't Get Back

I have a friend who often speaks about the 'time he won't get back', I used to laugh at his homilies but the last few months have made me far less sanguine about the whole wasted time thing.
29/07/2014 15:12 BST

Men - Don't be Afraid to Ask

We all know the theory and long before I began to work in the sector, I tried to have a balanced diet, occasional no alcohol days, early to bed on a 'school night' etc - but even when the spirit is willing, more often than not the flesh is weak. I
18/06/2014 13:12 BST

Can Women Really Have It All?

I am a childless working woman in her 50's and I think I can honestly say that I am pretty content (there, I said it out loud!). Like most people I have ups and downs in my life and this year has been no exception, but as always I throw myself into my work and extra-curricular activities with gusto and enjoy it all as much as I can.
09/05/2014 13:31 BST

Cancer Survival Rates - We're Getting Better at It

The improved statistics are clear justification of the billions of pounds that are currently being spent on cancer research in the quest for earlier and more accurate diagnosis - particularly for hard to pinpoint cancers.
01/05/2014 14:17 BST