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Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry | Aseem Malhotra | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
tl;dr Diet & Lifestyle changes of the nation in the short-, medium- and long-term term can help (substantially) save the NHS. // A full public inquiry on the scale of Chilcot into the Iraq war may ultimately be required to overhaul a system where at every level financial interest continues to trump what’s best for patients – not only to improve the quality of care, but to restore trust in medical research. Until then, NHS England, the BMA and the Department of Health must make it a national priority to emphasise to patients that less medicine and healthier lifestyles are the most important solutions to sustaining the NHS. // statistics use in medical research and patient selection and reporting issue. absolute risk v % of all patients. // Such statistical and health illiteracy, far from being the exception, is actually the norm. The majority of healthcare professionals seem unable to understand medical literature. One study revealed 70% of those on a training programme failed a simple test on their understanding of evidence-based medicine.
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november 2017 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.
BMA  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Theresa  May  Junior  Doctors  Doctor  austerity  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  A&E  GP  Career  Politicians  Tories  NHS  Crisis  health  care  demand  babyboomers  baby  boomers  sick  population 
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
Jeremy Hunt to impose new contract on junior doctors | Society | The Guardian
Health secretary says introduction of contract will go ahead in October, after doctors rejected it in ballot //&! A shortage of nurses in the UK will continue for years to come and could get worse, experts are predicting. - //&! Thousands of nurses were denied permission to work in England last year, despite hospitals facing staff shortages, new figures show.- //&! Junior doctor leader quits after proposed terms rejected - //&! 'Uncertainty' in NHS over Brexit -
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july 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
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' 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
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
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
Jeremy Hunt 'misrepresented weekend deaths data' - BBC News
[ is it any surprise? ] The health secretary has misrepresented a key study used to back the case for more seven-day NHS care, the editor of the British Medical Journal says.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a

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