• Question: What medical breakthrough would you like to see soon? Which one do you think will benefit you the most with your service users within your role?

    Asked by Emma to Chris, Emma, Jonathan, Katharine, Shehla, Simon on 19 Jun 2017.
    • Photo: Christopher Symonds

      Christopher Symonds answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      I think a wider less damaging cure for cancer as a whole would be what most people would want. This would then reduce the fear of the treatment as well as hopefully improve recovery rates.

    • Photo: Emma Rowe

      Emma Rowe answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      It’s not so much a medical breakthrough, but I would really like to see a change in attitudes from healthcare professionals and patients. We need to empower our patients to take more responsibility for their own health. That would be a massive breakthrough and make a real difference to health care. Hopefully, the more people know about their conditions and how to handle them, the better the results.

    • Photo: Katharine Bradbury

      Katharine Bradbury answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      I would like to see a new class of antibiotics developed to help tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

    • Photo: Jonathan Harte

      Jonathan Harte answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      More targeted chemotherapy for cancer – to improve treatments without the severe side effects we currently see sometimes.