The short NHS in crisis series of the past week or so went fairly well. We’ve learned
- that imposing a fake private ‘market’ so that privateers can pillage NHS funds is a huge bureaucratic burden on the NHS.
- that the Conservatives repeatedly claim not to impose reorganisations or privatisation on the NHS only to do exactly that. I suggest that we’ve learned that the Conservatives have absolutely no mandate to further privatise the NHS since Cameron and Lansley promised not to.
- that there has been a pay freeze in the NHS for five years or so.
- etc (and we’ve seen a shouty man in a car).
There are plenty of resources for further research e.g. there’s plenty on what junior doctors are and do at youtube.
I’ll be watching and reporting NHS news. Current NHS news is that the BMA have cancelled an intended 48 hour strike by junior doctors next Tuesday. I’m sure that everyone welcomes that news. Kent CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has also signed a deal with a hospital in Calais to treat NHS patients. Far from ideal? barking?