Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

A World War 2 Trilogy

By FRED NATH (Novelist and Neurosurgeon)

Fred's Blog


Hunt, Mid-staffs and the NHS

Posted on 8 March, 2013 at 14:51
To-day I heard Jeremy Hunt Health Service Minister on the news. He said and I quote, ‘Just imagine that our Olympic athletes had the attitude of not coming last instead of winning. That is just what the NHS has been doing.’
Hearing that insult from a politician is both astounding and risible. As a Consultant in the NHS for 27 years, I can honestly say I have strived throughout to ensure my patients get the best possible treatment, whether I have had to fight for it or even whistle-blow. It's a matter of integrity and I cannot imagine a greater insult. All the time, I’ve witnessed how politicians have expected to use the NHS as a political football, making daft changes whenever they get into power, and thrusting unnecessary changes and targets upon us at the same time as we are under-resourced and grossly over-managed.
Presently, it is impossible to do the best possible job. We have paperwork, managers breathing down our necks and numerous ‘NHS Policies’ thrust upon us and receive  nothing but criticism.  I overheard two theatre porters saying that they couldn’t understand why a theatre manager introduced a checklist for them to fill in every time they brought back a theatre trolley, to indicate that it had been cleaned. They have known to clean the damned trolley for years and years, but now paper is wasted and people’s time is wasted too to check on something which happens in any case.
I could cite numerous examples of top heavy management and politically correct time-wasting brought about by bad Government changes and now to cap it all, what has Hunt got to say about it? He blamesthe hospitals and their staff. He should have acted instead of shot his big mouth off.
If the NHS is to continue as a viable entity then it must be withdrawn from the political arena and run, not like some corporate Kafkaesque industry, but like a humane and effective service to patients. isn't it all about patients not targets after all? It should be run by a non-political body whose remit should be excellence above all else and resources adequate to the task. To have a Government Minister insult the integrity of dedicated NHS workers just shows how they think. Running someone else down takes the heat off them.
Bottom line – if you want a good NHS get rid of the politics and ensure that there are adequate resources available for the targets and reforms that have dogged it for the last 30 years.

Categories: Grumbles

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply DarrylLic
0:25 on 16 August, 2022 
anafranil tablet nexium drug brand name amoxicillin order online no prescription valtrex cost canada dexamethasone 1.5 mg
Reply EstebanAbseK
5:32 on 16 August, 2022 
cheap tetracycline online
Reply EstebanAbseK
2:10 on 17 August, 2022 
cleocin antibiotic
Reply EdgarAlmob
3:29 on 17 August, 2022 
acticin cream
Reply MichaelLix
5:53 on 17 August, 2022 
dexona medicine
Reply KimRaf
18:04 on 17 August, 2022 
india pharmacy metformin 500 mg
Reply KiaRaf
20:34 on 17 August, 2022 
bactrim forte
Reply EstebanAbseK
3:58 on 18 August, 2022 
amoxil 250 mg
Reply aboutbabyshowers
8:22 on 18 August, 2022 
nike presto fly damen gorro con visera hombre deguisement reine des neige adulte günstige kinderkleidung auf rechnung handyhülle samsung galaxy s6 edge plus handykette samsung galaxy a40
Reply MichaelLix
11:15 on 18 August, 2022 
how much is a viagra prescription
Reply Timothybub
12:12 on 18 August, 2022 
atarax discount
Reply AlanRaf
14:06 on 18 August, 2022 
buy effexor online usa plaquenil 0.2 buy kamagra jelly australia retin a cream where to buy uk levaquin 500 mg trental 400 australia estrace generic
Reply JamesMit
15:12 on 18 August, 2022 
prednisone 10 mg daily buy sildenafil 25 mg cialis online sicuro dexamethasone 2 mg
Reply becomingsleek
15:20 on 18 August, 2022 
trekkingschuhe 24 cr7 green cleats nike winterschuhe herren schwarz zapatos de baloncesto mujer only rosa kleid coccinelle portafogli saldi
Reply DarrylLic
16:06 on 18 August, 2022 
can you buy atarax over the counter baclofen 025 erectafil 5mg dexamethasone canada medicine prednisone 20mg tablets how can i get cialis price compare advair
Reply JamesMit
0:20 on 19 August, 2022 
erectafil 40 baclofen 2 albendazole canada price ampicillin 15 antabuse no prescription
Reply RobertFem
14:19 on 19 August, 2022 
otc singulair equivalent
Reply JamesMit
15:16 on 19 August, 2022 
lisinopril tabs 88mg plavix 2018 vermox mexico
Reply JamesMit
1:33 on 20 August, 2022 
advair diskus no prescription levitra online sale rx propranolol plaquenil sulfate
Reply EvaRaf
3:31 on 20 August, 2022 
generic paxil 10 mg