NHS

Why American healthcare costs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_BE9hvg68 Watch out!  Once Brexit is out of the way, the NHS will be looking to privatise more of its services, in an attempt to save money.  Warning bells chime when, in the middle of Brexit, Boris takes time off to fly the Atlantic...

read more

NHS the envy of the world

Laugh - otherwise you'll cry  The saying "NHS is the envy of the world" must come in the same category as Saatchi and Saatchi's "world's favourite airline" slogan for BA .  It was dreamt up as a copy-writer's slogan, but  taken as truth by a gullible public. And...

read more

The State of Medicine

Latest book on the NHS Reading Margaret McCartney's thoughtful book, The State of Medicine, had my eyes out on sticks.  Written by an NHS Doctor, it is an honest appraisal of a health service ' unraveling, under-funded and under pressure'.  A glaringly honest...

read more

Persevere with the NHS

The NHS is funded by us - that's every UK taxpayer It is NOT free - my calculations on the back of an envelope work out that the average tax payer contributes between £3,000 -  £4,500 per person per year to fund this;  this also helps to pay for those who aren't...

read more

How the NHS spreads confusion, so nothing gets resolved

Yes Minister is alive and well Whitehall loves confusing the voters. Those who remember 'Yes, Minister' TV programmes will recall Sir Humphrey dancing around poor Jim Hacker, the Minister,  spreading confusion all around.  Having worked for Whitehall, I can assure you...

read more

Pomposity in Whitehall

Who cares where the money goes?  Or/  Don't live in a wealthy area Lord Prior of Brampton (above) is current Chair of NHS England. I wrote to him, commenting on a brave Nurse's challenge over staffing levels - at a back-slapping NHS Executive meeting. Previously I had...

read more

What’s it all about

Hurrah for people like Roy Lillie Thanks to a streaming cold, he's had to rest up - which has given him time to read the latest turgid announcement from the NHS Dept. of silly time-wasting ideas in Whitehall. In the year when we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of...

read more

Get rid of the Vultures

Fighting hovering Vultures  After the Election it was expected the 'private' boys would be first off the mark, selling their services to the NHS and waiting to cherry-pick contracts to run NHS services. But it was the 'Petition' lot - this time asking for donations -...

read more

The Cure – ITV shows worst side of the NHS

ITV shows stark reality of what can happen in the NHS A recent ITV drama, The Cure, was based on a shameful true scandal in the NHS, which led to a major investigation. The Cure was a feature-length TV drama telling the story of how Julie Bailey fought to expose one...

read more

Update on NHS hospital scandals

Latest news shows NHS has little desire to learn Googling around info on the latest problem to hit the NHS, I go to the Daily Mail website, to read that the families of patients involved in these scandals must be in despair.  The site says the final report on...

read more
Translate