NHS

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...

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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...

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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...

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Patients need to take control

With waiting lists getting longer What are we doing about it? YOU can do your bit, help shorten waiting times, and even improve healthcare. As a start, how many genuine patients sit on their local hospital Board? Having sat on several, by-and-large the Patient...

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Privatisation rot continues

The privatisation con trick rolls on  NHS chiefs are pushing through plans to let private companies take over scanning services that are vital in treating cancer patients, having told ministers last week that privatisation was harming patient care. Ten years ago I was...

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Challenging NHS’s back-slapping

https://youtu.be/ftyjMSMXxMA Where the NHS excels Anyone who has attended an NHS conference recently knows you just can't beat them when it comes to back-slapping and self-congratulation. But here is a video of a brave nurse who stood up to the big chiefs at an NHS...

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Waiting lists

Lockdown swiped away waiting lists Now hospitals cautiously offer appointments again I am now starting to get phone calls from physios and consultants saying they can restore a cancelled appointment - with caution.  So, if you are desperately wanting an appointment,...

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Post Covid-19, don’t lose changes to NHS

It was scary at first, but .... During lockdown, there have been changes in the NHS - many for the better. "There are fewer meetings.... more focussed and shorter... less red tape and bureaucracy" says Dr. Max Pemberton (left), in the Daily Mail. He is right about...

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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...

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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 -...

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