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35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Caroline ffiske: How n... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you for saying what I was thinking but could not find the words for.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Caroline ffiske: How n... · 0 replies · +1 points

+1

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 5 replies · +1 points

ConsHome is surely in a good position to hold Gavin Williamson's feet to the fire over this appalling state of affairs?

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you john, a most interesting article which I have saved.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 0 replies · +1 points

The NHS does a lot of important work that could not make a profit Running the ambulance service is vital, for instance, as is A&E. And I also think there is a strong case for making GPs a sector of the NHS.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 1 reply · +1 points

It's a fact. For instance, a private consultant who spends his whole working day, week, year doing only hip replacements does them faster and often better, with a faster recuperation period for the patient. Some years ago, an NHS GP discovered that for certain tests, it cost less to hire a small coach to get his patients to and from a private clinic some miles away that specialised in such work, + paying for the tests, than it cost the NHS to do individual tests.

None of this means that there is no major place for NHS care - it means we should get away from dogma and look at what works best for both patient, NHS worker and taxpayer.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 6 replies · +1 points

The NHS takes the biggest slice of the nation's budget already - and the private medical sector can do a lot of the NHS's standard work far more economically and often better.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 0 replies · +1 points

jimmy, that would be why I used the words 'social' and 'psychological' as well.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 8 replies · +1 points

Of course - and for all the PR talk of heroic staff (and undoubtedly there have been some), the amount of empire-building that occurs in NHS hospitals, particularly by some consultants, is pretty big, and is a fault of the system.

Of course the point about convalescent care made in the article and by Kate above is correct - I was asking about that 20 years ago in NHS Patient Care committees and I never got an answer, not even a waffling one.

Of course the NHS management doesn't want to utilise private care - the unions don't like it and the NHS couldn't keep bleating about needing 'more and more' whatever or patients will suffer.

And of course society at large needs to face up to the social, financial and psychological costs to everyone of keeping increasing numbers of people alive who have, effectively, no meaningful life. Cue, no doubt, hysterical responses, as per usual.

35 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Fifteen million people... · 0 replies · +1 points

I recall reading a long time ago that the British Isles have the most complex weather system of any defined area in the world.