By Youssef El-Gingihy
Dr Youssef El-Gingihy – a GP – tells the tale of the way the NHS has been progressively switched over right into a market-based healthcare process over the last 25 years. This procedure is accelerating lower than the Coalition govt and the very life of a countrywide overall healthiness carrier is at risk. He fears that there'll now not be an NHS as our new release grows outdated and definitely no longer for our kids. but the British public is still mostly unawares of this and the media, with few exceptions, have failed of their responsibility to notify them. The NHS is being damaged up into an common coverage approach in response to the yankee version. This publication issues to all who use the NHS or are involved by way of the privatisation of public companies and the dismantling of equitable healthcare and welfare. with the intention to comprehend the true tale in the back of the headlines and learn how you could protect the NHS for the longer term then this ebook is key reading.
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Hospitals are operating in a climate of stealth cuts and massive PFI debts leading them to cut frontline staff and divert money away from patient care. As a result, delivery of care has been compromised. These stories present the NHS in a bad light without any explanation. Take the A&E crisis splashed across the front pages every winter. The take-home message seems to be that the NHS is creaking at the seams and can no longer take the strain. The reality behind the A&E crisis is that it has largely been manufactured due to long-standing problems.
Foundation trust status may have seemed attractive but hospital bosses did not anticipate the current climate of cuts (including cuts to hospital tariffs) combined with mounting PFI debts. As a result, tens of trusts up and down the country are running into the red. 10 Step Four: Install a Revolving Door How did all of this happen? The short answer is the revolving door. Two former secretaries of state for health (Milburn and Hewitt) and one minister for health (Lord Warner) packed their bags after discharging their public duties and headed for the lucrative pastures of post-Westminster retirement in the private sector.
Polyclinics are large GP centres, with a wide variety of services that you might expect to find at a local hospital, including maternity care, mental health services, multidisciplinary teams, diagnostics and even specialist care. In fact, they seemed like such a good idea that they were rolled out nationwide, with the aim of having one polyclinic in every Primary Care Trust. There was just one snag. Polyclinics, like everything else in this story, were inextricably linked to privatisation—they were on the whole to be privately financed and run.