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NHS workforce 'at crunch point' - BBC News
The UK's medical profession is at a "crunch point", facing the prospect of too few doctors to treat rising numbers of patients, the regulator says.

The General Medical Council says the supply of medics has failed to keep up with demand and warns against the over-reliance on overseas staff post-Brexit.

The GMC's Charlie Massey called it a "crucial moment" for UK healthcare.

It comes despite government promises in England to increase the number of doctors in training.
NHS  sickcare  healthcare  demand  crisis  staff  recruitment  locum  burnout  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  Austerity  pay  cap  retention  Nurses  Doctors  Junior 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases - BBC News
A hospital failed to spot cases of lung cancer because it did not check patients' chest X-rays properly, the Care Quality Commission has found.
The health watchdog found that three patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth suffered "significant harm".
It emerged that junior doctors complained they had been asked to carry out specialist radiology work without the appropriate training.
The CQC has now launched a review of NHS radiology services in England.
All NHS bodies have been instructed to provide details about their backlogs, turnaround times, staffing and arrangements for routine reporting of images.
NHS  Cancer  staff  shortage  recruitment  radiology  locum  hiring  Austerity  waiting  times  treatment  delay  CQC  rationing  CVD  Junior  Doctors  Consultant  Nurses  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  STP  CEP  CCG  GP  A&E 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Budget 2017: NHS trusts given extra £350m for entire winter, despite Brexit bus promising £350m a week | The Independent
Budget had also nothing on social care! - &! begging patients &! more rationing and restrictions in the books by CCGs eg physical rehabilitation services could be cut. &! // The NHS is getting £1.6bn in extra funding next year, less than half asked for by the NHS to keep the service running //&! - GP leaders hit out at chancellor Philip Hammond for ignoring general practice in his 2017 budget, as NHS England officials hinted that a 'disappointing' £2.8bn funding hike for the health service could force cuts. //&! - the NHS “can no longer avoid the difficult debate” on what can be provided by the health service on the funds it is operating on. //&! - An analysis carried out for Labour by the House of Commons library shows that despite the chancellor, Philip Hammond, announcing an extra £2.8bn in day-to-day funding, real-terms funding per head is set to fall in 2018-19, and remain flat for two years after that.
NHS  winter  crisis  budget2017  GP  A&E  Austerity  CEP  STP  sickcare  demand  healthcare  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  England  waiting  time  treatment  delay  rationing  mental  health  locum  staff  Nurses  hiring  paycap  Doctors  Junior  recruitment  stress  burnout  sickleave  Philip  Hammond  Theresa  May  Council  bed  blocking  bedblocking  adult  social  elderly  care  Disabled  Privatisation  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS Budget plan not enough, say bosses - BBC News
NHS Bosses Simon Stevens and Health Improvement have asked for 4bn more each year to meet targets again // Traditionally the health budget has got an extra 4% a year above inflation to help it cope with the ageing population and cost of new drugs and treatments.
Since 2010 that figure has dropped to close to 1% - and this extra money does little to improve that.
Those working in accident and emergency units point out that the £350m for this winter could easily be swallowed up by spending on agency staff.
It is why staff on the front line are still predicting rising waiting times for treatment.
NHS  Simon  Stevens  Philip  Hammond  budget2017  Austerity  sickcare  demand  winter  crisis  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  treatment  delay  A&E  GP  staff  locum  Nurses  Doctors  Junior  recruitment  hiring  retention  Brexit  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  elderly  care  adult  social  healthcare  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  population  ageing  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt's GP recruitment pledge in tatters as 1,000 full-time NHS doctors quit last year | The Independent
Despite £20,000 incentives to attract trainees and attempts to hold on to senior staff, the NHS is now 1,200 GPs further away from its target of recruiting an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020 than when it was first set by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in September 2015.

The Department of Health baseline at that time was 34,592 full-time GPs, but two years on the September 2017 figures show overall numbers stand at 33,302. &!
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS plans to introduce an 'App' for staff to 'work extra hours at short notice' - VIDEO: HUNT – “I’LL GIVE NURSES AN APP TO WORK LONGER AT SHORT NOTICE” //&! Several changes to nursing education were also announced during the conference including; increasing the number of trainee nursing associates and introduce nursing apprenticeships. apprenticeship nurses! are you kidding me!? // from reg nurses w work experience and college/uni time to nursing associates to apprenticeship nurses! // Jeremy thinks you can catch patient safety w Nursing for Idiots. As well as allowing family to wash their relatives. // [...] [ending free nurse training = policy blunder bc also pay cap, austerity, not valued = training numbers down] Mr Hunt's announcement begs a big question - why is the Government flagging up a route to nurse qualification with no tuition costs at the same time as scrapping free tuition for student nurses? Could the Health Secretary have realised that making nurse trainees pay for their tuition might deter future applicants?
NHS  Nurses  Junior  Doctor  gig  economy  1099  on-demand  Jeremy  Hunt  Brexit  immigration  EU  staff  recruitment  Austerity  remuneration  Crisis  staffing  hiring  locum  CEP  STP  rationing  waiting  times  delayed  treatment  bedblocking  Council  bed  blocking  Simon  Stevens  quality  patient  safety 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Two junior doctors forced to look after 436 patients at Derriford - Plymouth Herald
The true pressures on Derriford Hospital’s junior doctors have been revealed, with serious safety concerns being raised after an incident occurred where only two staff were left to look after 436 patients during a night shift.

The issue of staff rotas and vacancies was brought up in Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust board papers in July, in which a report outlined the feelings and concerns of junior doctors about the safety of patients.
NHS  England  Junior  Doctor  staff  shortage  locum  Consultant  Austerity  STP  rationing  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  bedblocking  bed  blocking 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Canterbury hospital junior doctors moved over lack of training - BBC News
A hospital has been told to transfer more than half of its junior doctors to ensure patient safety because of a lack of consultants to train them.
NHS  Austerity  locum  staff  shortage  Junior  Doctor  STP 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS services face 'impossible' budget crisis, health trusts warn | Society | The Guardian NHS Providers says operation waiting lists and delays at A&E departments will soar next year under predicted funding [...] Chief executive Chris Hopson said the government needed to “sit up and listen”, the BBC reported. “NHS trusts will strain every sinew to deliver the commitments made for the health service. But we now have a body of evidence showing that, with resources available, the NHS can no longer deliver what the NHS constitution requires of it.

“We fear that patient safety is increasingly at risk.” [...] 24,000 nurse jobs unfilled, Royal College of Nursing figures show.
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Hospitals could join prisons in cycle of 'crisis, cash, repeat', says report | Society | The Guardian
The government’s austerity programme of delivering good services while cutting spending “ran out of steam” in 2015, according to an analysis of official figures. Both organisations are urging the chancellor to ensure any measures in the budget have sound evidence behind them.
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
Foundation programme will have unfilled places this year | The BMJ
became, made, unattractive, to be a doctor. // 1st year junior doc posts undersubscribed, first time since 2011. That's 444 vacant jobs! -
Junior  Doctor  NHS  staff  shortage  Nurse  Bursaries  Austerity  STP  Privatisation  rationing  A&E  GP  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  immigration  EEA  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Soaring numbers of junior doctors leave NHS training after their first two years - Mirror Online
Union chiefs blamed the new junior doctors' contract after just HALF of those who finished in 2016 chose to continue NHS training
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS Grampian criticised over Dr Gray's patient left incapacitated - BBC News
[ pressure on system, especially when complex cases come in and need attention to detail, time intensive, close monitoring ... staff spread too thin on ward. ] The patient, identified as Mr A, was admitted to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin suffering from sepsis, alcohol withdrawal and possible malnutrition.
He was treated, but sodium levels in his blood rose too quickly after not being reviewed or adjusted.
'Apologise unreservedly'
NHS Grampian was told to apologise for the serious impact it had on the man's health and quality of life.
NHS  Grampian  staff  shortage  locum  burnout  chronic  nurse  Junior  Doctor 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
James Meikle on Twitter: "First signs of fall in EU/EEA nurses/midwives registered to seek work in UK after June referendum, @nmcnews figs suggest.1/8 #NHS #Brexit"
first sign Brexit hurting NHS (nurses). due to fears of immigration scrutiny / & 2nd Junior Docs in training looking to work/seeking paperwork to work not in England, steeply up. (abroad).
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january 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt accused of compromising weekday hospital care | Politics | The Guardian
[...] The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been accused of compromising the care patients receive during the week by not taking forward his pledge to hire more junior doctors to help deliver a seven-day NHS. [...] “the government have repeatedly shown themselves to be deceitful with NHS-related issues”
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january 2017 by asterisk2a
James O'Brien vs Tory attacks on workers' rights - YouTube
sending in management consultants into prisons to judge if fewer officers are possible. //&! Why austerity is to blame for the Birmingham prison riot
The funding cutbacks to the criminal justice system require an urgent re-think. - //&! so much easier to vote Brexit than blame yourself voting for neoliberalism/globalisation/profit maximisation.
Brexit  UK  Privatisation  outsourcing  Austerity  Workers  Union  Trade  rights  striking  NHS  Junior  Doctors  Royal  Mail 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
James O'Brien vs people who trust Jeremy Hunt more than doctors - YouTube
early on, BMA did was more concerned about patient safety than repping Junior Doctors (pay & working conditions); spreading them over 7 days rather than 5. Sat a normal working day no extra pay. // 7:00 papers not helping JD by explaining the issues at hand and the roots. ... now Paper readers trust Jeremy Hunt and co more, more to fix NHS problems and that rationing and 7 day NHS is proper. // JD do argue that the holes in 5 days rotas can't be safe spreading over 7. // privatise elective services/ops to the weekend! relieve NHS during weekday // internal investigations showed 7days plan is unsafe bc too little staff and too little money // imposed contract is not safe - polled by ?~60%? of JD //&! James O'Brien vs the right-wing media attack on junior doctors - - Tories done a great job denegrating Public Sector Workers across the board, shifting sentiment by repeating the same lines again and again and not being challenged by the opposition.
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september 2016 by asterisk2a
Secret documents reveal official concerns over 'seven-day NHS' plans | Society | The Guardian
Dr Mark Porter, leader of the British Medical Association, said the papers proved that government had ignored warnings from healthcare organisations, especially that a lack of extra staff and more funding would hinder progress. That it has also “disregarded its own risk assessment’s warnings about the lack of staffing and funding needed to deliver further seven-day services, is both alarming and incredibly disappointing”, he added. [...] “[It] only goes to show that this was nothing more than a headline-grabbing soundbite set to win votes rather than improve care for patients.” - &! &! deception - &! Hospital doctors ‘miss signs of illness’ because of chronic staff shortages -
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august 2016 by asterisk2a
Hospital doctors ‘miss signs of illness’ because of chronic staff shortages | Society | The Guardian
Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said: “Patient care is being compromised by gaps in trainee rotas. This is a major challenge for the NHS and it is having a detrimental effect on the morale of both trainees and consultants. We need more doctors.”

One medic said that hospitals’ growing inability to have a full complement of doctors on duty meant “we don’t have time to review patients properly. [I am] constantly fighting fires as covering three people’s jobs, so never have time to think about a patient properly.”
NHS  Crisis  staff  shortage  morale  England  Scotland  Junior  Doctor  Contract  Jeremy  Hunt  bed  blocking  health  care  demand  locum 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
The Fix: Can The Junior Doctors' Strike Save The NHS? ( Novara Media )
new junior doc contract is a back door to privatisation in the future. those new contracts. [...] some areas of healthcare will always be unprofitable ... [...] 7 day NHS is smokescreen [...] stealth cuts (pay and pension already, now contracts, and also the bursaries turned into debt contracts thus that item off the gov balance sheet) [...] "need to treat the public as grown ups ... that is how much health care for a sick and old population cost." [...] "we need honesty"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
A&E delays reach new record level
A&E performance in England sank to a new low in February for the second month in a row, official figures show. [...] And in another sign of growing A&E pressures, a unit in Lancashire is being forced to close overnight from next week because of a staffing crisis. Bosses running the Chorley A&E said they had to take the step because they did not have the doctors to staff the unit. //&! Staff shortage prompts Chorley Hospital A&E temporary closure - //&! Chorley A&E closure: A cautionary tale? [...] [cap on locum staff and doctor pay] Like many A&E units, Chorley relies heavily on locum staff. This is because there is a national shortage of doctors willing to work in emergency departments full time. [...] As one person put it to me: "The problems being experienced in the health services are simply too great to be resolved by knee-jerk government policies - no matter how well intentioned they are." -
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Iain Duncan Smith resigns: Why? What next? - BBC Newsnight - Resignation stuck a knife into George Osborne. // working age on the bottom of the pile bore the burden of austerity. [...] weakness of labour party could mean Conservative will be in power for a long time. [...] this is big shot of Tory-out vs Tory-in. They wanted Osborne to fail. // tax credits, Google Tax Deal, ESA, PIP/DLA, .... //&! Iain Duncan Smith First interview since his shock resignation - &! - lower gov income (income tax receipts and corp tax) pushed things ahead. No 10 ran DWP ... // Marr Show papers: IDS's resignation and budget shambles (20 Mar 16) - //&! Budget 2016: Evan Davis grills Sajid Javid on the numbers - BBC Newsnight - //&! Iain Duncan Smith Resignation Nothing To Do With EU - &! &! &!
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors to stage A&E walkout
[ 24/7 NHS Services ] Still about Saturday weekend rates BMA demands. That Jeremy Hunt does not agree. // - still, polls show public support. &! - Save and Funded contract that is researched, that is not done by Westminster according to the BMA. 'We can not allow the stretching of an already stretched 5-day service. Patient care will suffer.' //&!
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Not enough doctors for 7-day NHS, says Royal College head - BBC News
There are not enough doctors to run a seven-day NHS in England, according to a leading doctor.
In a speech on Tuesday, Royal College of Physicians president Prof Jane Dacre will warn ministers the issue must be addressed if their policy is to work.
She will highlight research that shows vacant posts are not being filled and gaps in rotas are being seen.
It comes as ministers are locked in a dispute with junior doctors over their plans for improving weekend care.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Sixth-form college teachers walk out - BBC News
Thousands of teachers in sixth-form colleges in England are staging a one-day strike over funding cuts after the High Court ruled the action was lawful.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Thousands of NHS nursing and doctor posts lie vacant - BBC News
[ rising demand ] Tens of thousands of NHS nursing and doctor posts are vacant. The figures, obtained by the BBC, show the extent of the NHS recruitment crisis. Health unions blame poor workforce planning, but officials say the NHS has more staff than ever before. Data from a BBC Freedom of Information request shows that on 1 December 2015, the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland had more than 23,443 nursing vacancies. That's equivalent to 9% of the workforce. For comparison, the average vacancy rate across the UK economy from November to January 2016 was 2.7%, according to figures provided by the Office for National Statistics. [...] These figures show that between 2013 and 2015, there has been a 50% increase in nursing vacancies, from 12,513 to 18,714. For doctors, the number of vacancies went from 2,907 to 4,669 over the same period, an increase of roughly 60%
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hunt 'misrepresented' data on 7-day NHS - BBC News
The Labour leader attacked Jeremy Hunt after the BBC revealed the health secretary used academically unverified and unpublished data to back his plans. Last July, in the pay row with junior doctors, Mr Hunt said there were about 6,000 deaths a year because of the lack of "a proper seven-day service". But this assertion was later questioned by academics. Emails show one of the author's of the unpublished paper, which Mr Hunt was using to justify the 6,000 figure, was unhappy with how his study was being used. [...] This figure was then used regularly by the government in its argument for changes to doctors' contracts. [ they needed it to justify back-door cutbacks to NHS budget. Same w bursaries! ] &!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors set to hold more strikes - BBC News
[ imposition of contract to make 7-day NHS possible and cheaper. ] Junior doctors are to take part in three more strikes and launch a judicial review as part of their fight against the government's decision to impose a new contract in England. [...] The news comes hours after the government's former patient safety adviser said ministers were wrong to impose the contract. Prof Don Berwick, who led a review for government on safety three years ago, said there should be a three-year moratorium on the imposition of the new contract and called on the government to "apologise". He said the NHS had a "demoralised" workforce and needed to find another way out of the "mess", the Health Service Journal reported. [...] "You cannot achieve excellence in combat with your future workforce, it makes no sense at all." &! //&!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Was a deal over doctors' contracts ever possible? - BBC News
[ resources already pledged do not meet demand. especially chronic and complex diseases taking too much of a share of resources. ] In short, the profession believes if staffing is to be increased at weekends it needs to be accompanied by an increase in investment. But ministers are trying to do this for the same money. The sums simply don't add up, doctors say.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors' dispute could become a war, union warns - BBC News
The dispute over the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors "could become a war" between NHS staff, employers and the government, the public service union has told the BBC. [...] A petition on a government website calling for a vote of no confidence in Mr Hunt has gained more than 180,000 signatures - above the 100,000 threshold for a Commons debate to be considered.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hospitals may refuse to impose Jeremy Hunt’s new contract on junior doctors | Society | The Guardian
[7-day service] Tory unrest grows over health secretary’s gamble as opt-out could lead to a flood of local deals with trusts [...] The Guardian has established that none of the 152 foundation trust hospitals in England will be obliged to force their junior doctors to accept the deal and can instead offer them better terms. The disclosure of an opt-out for top hospitals threatens to derail the health secretary’s controversial push to impose new terms and conditions on all 45,000 junior doctors that has sparked their bitter and long-running dispute. [...] Labour accused Hunt of misleading parliament on Thursday by claiming in his Commons statement that an array of “senior NHS leaders” backed imposition. Thirteen of the 20 supposed signatories of a letter of support have since disowned it and said they do not back Hunt. [...] A growing number of medical organisations are warning that Hunt’s move will worsen the NHS’s shortage of medical staff. [ misrepresenting weekend deaths ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Andrew Mitchell's daughter calls for sacking of Jeremy Hunt | Politics | The Guardian
The daughter of the former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, a junior NHS doctor, has called for Jeremy Hunt to be sacked, accusing the health secretary of misusing statistics and alienating “an entire generation of junior doctors”. Dr Hannah Mitchell, who is currently working on a research fellowship in Botswana as part of her post-foundation programme, warns that the morale of junior doctors is at “breaking point” after Hunt imposed a new contract.
Junior  Doctors  Jeremy  Hunt  NHS  staff  morale  locum  staff  staff  shortage 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
South Somerset deploys ‘health coaches’ to take pressure off NHS -
Chronic conditions make a big share of cost // Underpinning the approach is a careful “segmenting” of patients to discover which are making maximum demands on the system. [...] In South Somerset, it was discovered that just 4 per cent of local people were between them consuming up to 50 per cent of the health and social care budget. High quality global journalism requires investment. Early results among a sample group of 100 patients are striking. Emergency admissions have fallen by 42 per cent, accident and emergency department visits by 4 per cent and outpatient appointments by 15 per cent, year on year, since the establishment of a “hub”, bringing together doctors, nurses and care workers to span the historically iron divide between GP surgery, community and hospital services. [...] “health coaches”. Cheaper than clinicians, and bringing a different skill set, they are seen as key to ensuring patients take responsibility for their own health [...] [mismatch of resources & demand]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors' contract set to be imposed, says Hunt - BBC News
Ministers are to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after a final offer was rejected by the British Medical Association. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had been left with no choice after the union refused to compromise. He said the final deal rejected on Wednesday was an "important step" to improving care at weekends. Chief negotiator Sir David Dalton had advised ministers to do "whatever necessary" to end the deadlock. The advice was made in a letter following the BMA decision to reject a "take-it-or-leave-it" deal on Wednesday, which included a concession on Saturday pay. [ meaning they get Saturday as weekend day but are expected to work on Saturdays? ] [...] Doctors have also warned of "brain-drain" with medics heading abroad, to other parts of the UK or into other sectors, such as the drugs industry. This, it seems, is unchartered territory - imposing a whole new contract on doctors is thought to have never been done before.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
News that Jeremy Hunt will impose junior doctor contracts saddens me - it marks the beginning of a mass exodus | Voices | The Independent
The thing that scares me most is the change to our work patterns. The numbers of doctors in training is failing. Between 2013 and 2015 there was a 25 per cent drop in doctors applying for GP training. Furthermore, one in three emergency medicine trainees are leaving the UK to work abroad. This is bad news, and it’s serious. [...] Working on the front line of medical care in the UK, we see the NHS straining under the massive stresses, and we need more feet on the ground. The effects of the new contract will only go to stretch an already overstretched service. What people need is good emergency care. What they don’t need is an ingrowing toe-nail removed on a Saturday afternoon. What patients need is a well-rested doctor – and what they don’t need is one who is physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted after working unsafe hours. [...] Simply put, I fear that this contract is the beginning of the end.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors' row: Time for the nuclear option? - BBC News
Ticker &! BMA rejects final offer - &! //&! [ 7-day NHS, treating Saturday not as a weekend day thus no extra pay. ] News that junior doctors have rejected a final "take-it-or-leave-it" offer from the government in the contract dispute means the nuclear option - imposition - is now a real possibility. [...] [ should BMA continue w strike action? Or should Junior Doctors concede defeat? And grant nasty party their victorious 7-day NHS for a sick population of babyboomers ... and then move on, to Canada, New Zealand, Australia, etc? ] [...] Some go abroad - to travel and to work - while others are tempted by opportunities in alternative sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry and (apparently) cruise liners who employ ship doctors. And Scotland and Wales would no doubt welcome some of the best English trainees into their health systems given half the chance. [ imposition may be short-termism, but long-term stakes could not be higher! ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors strike: Hunt claims 43% of doctors working – as it happened | Society | The Guardian
[ Tories want to redefine Sat as work day, not weekend day and thus less money to spend for 7 day NHS services ] BMA junior doctors leader, Dr Johann Malawana, accused the government of blocking a “cost neutral” BMA offer to sacrifice part of a proposed increase in weekday pay to fund a premium rate for Saturday working. “We presented [a] fully costed and working solution that was rejected due to pride and politics,” he tweeted. [...] Nine out 10 junior doctors could quit if the current contract terms were imposed, according to an independent poll. Dr Nicola Payne a junior doctor at Manchester Royal Infirmary says she may move to New Zealand if the new contract is imposed. [...] [ and public is still behind docs in latest poll ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt makes the wrong diagnosis - Jason Beattie - Mirror Online
Jeremy Hunt claims the new terms are necessary if the government is to deliver its ambition of a 7-day NHS. But there is a deeper issue of why Mr Hunt is pressing ahead with these reforms when there is a the far bigger crisis facing the health service - the dire state of social care. To put it another way: why is the Health Secretary trying to build an extension when the main house is in danger of collapsing? In the last parliament the Coalition government cut social care by more than £3billion despite warnings it would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS as elderly patients require treatment which could have been prevented if they had been cared for at home. The NHS is now suffering from the consequences of those cuts.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Record rise in NHS dissatisfaction levels - survey says - BBC News
"What's gone wrong is the public's perception of the NHS under growing pressure. Money is tight, waiting times are getting longer, people are concerned that when they need the NHS it might not be there for them." [...] But he said the "most important set of results" were on social care. He said the satisfaction levels were "deeply concerning" and said the system needed greater funding. [...] A spokesman for the Department of Health in England said: "There is pressure on the NHS as our population ages, and that's why the government is investing record amounts to transform care." [ << BUT NO PREVENTION THROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS. INSTEAD THEY CUT THE PUBLIC HEALTH (ie stop smoking support, STD clinics) by +200m in 2015 budget ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Junior doctors' strike: BMA totally irresponsible - Jeremy Hunt - BBC News
[ by redefining Saturday as non weekend day, Gov gets it's 7 day NHS without paying more than needed ] Ministers offered doctors an 11% rise in basic pay last year, but that was offset by curbs to other elements of the pay package, including payments for unsociable hours - they have maintained there is not extra money for junior doctor pay. The government says the changes are needed to create more seven-days services, but the BMA warns safeguards to keep a lid on excessive hours are being weakened and also has concerns about career progression and weekend pay. //&! Jeremy Hunt blames unions for junior doctor concerns - //&! Last-minute talks are taking place between doctors and government negotiators to avert Wednesday's strike over a contract dispute. - - [Closed nearly deal; BMA] put forward a proposal that would have seen doctors' basic pay rise by about half the 11% offered by ministers in return for Saturday not to be treated as a normal working day.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Oliver Stone - The Untold History of The US - Bush & Obama Age of Terror [Top Documentary Films] - YouTube
10:50 - double speak - "first they steal the words, then they steal the meaning." - Orwell // "living wage" ... child poverty ... Saturday not a weekend day. ... Google Tax deal; VIP ... double standard, one law for those who are not funding the party and one law for those who fund the party. ... and the starter home; a home which is unaffordable for over 70% of households! .... and Brexit; defining a migrant family as a family with one british passport holder and one non-britain ... // oh and over 250m for fossil fuel and cutting 65% of feed in tariff for solar! ... no double standard. oh and the strike price for hinkley! solar is not unaffordable. fossil fuel is. // oh and the Flood Re gov sponsored (20bn?) insurance scheme for properties in flood regions. Insured by the gov.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Next week's junior doctor strike on - BBC News
[ after they came back on the table from the first strike and another strike as been called off during negotiation ] Next week's strike by junior doctors in England will go ahead as talks with the government have failed to reach a solution - but union leaders say medics will provide emergency cover. [...] BMA junior doctor leader Dr Johann Malawana said despite some "good progress" the union had been left no choice but to announce the stoppage would take place. He accused the government of taking an "entrenched" position by insisting the extra pay doctors get for working on a Saturday is cut. [ Tories redefine WEEKEND, as they did with poverty, and else ] Dr Malawana said: "What we are asking for is fair and affordable recognition of unsocial hours."
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Bake Off star Tamal Ray on junior doctors' strike - BBC News
[ misrepresentation of some paper (weekend deaths)! ] Speaking on the BBC's This Week, he says the government is "playing on public fears of under-staffing" at weekends, saying the NHS already offers world-class class surgery, seven days a week. “If you have a medical emergency, you will always be seen,” he says.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a

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