Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
Peloton 35% CRASH a Lesson of What Happens When One Over Pays for a Loss Making Growth Stock - 1st Dec 21
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: I Fear For Retirees For The Next 20 Years - 1st Dec 21 t
Will the Anointed Finanical Experts Get It Wrong Again? - 1st Dec 21
Main Differences Between the UK and Canadian Gaming Markets - 1st Dec 21
Bitcoin Price TRIGGER for Accumulating Into Alt Coins for 2022 Price Explosion - 30th Nov 21
Omicron Covid Wave 4 Impact on Financial Markets - 30th Nov 21
Can You Hear It? That’s the Crowd Booing Gold’s Downturn - 30th Nov 21
Economic and Market Impacts of Omicron Strain Covid 4th Wave - 30th Nov 21
Stock Market Historical Trends Suggest A Strengthening Bullish Trend In December - 30th Nov 21
Crypto Market Analysis: What Trading Will Look Like in 2022 for Novice and Veteran Traders? - 30th Nov 21
Best Stocks for Investing to Profit form the Metaverse and Get Rich - 29th Nov 21
Should You Invest In Real Estate In 2021? - 29th Nov 21
Silver Long-term Trend Analysis - 28th Nov 21
Silver Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 28th Nov 21
Crude Oil Didn’t Like Thanksgiving Turkey This Year - 28th Nov 21
Sheffield First Snow Winter 2021 - Snowballs and Snowmen Fun - 28th Nov 21
Stock Market Investing LESSON - Buying Value - 27th Nov 21
Corsair MP600 NVME M.2 SSD 66% Performance Loss After 6 Months of Use - Benchmark Tests - 27th Nov 21
Stock Maket Trading Lesson - How to REALLY Trade Markets - 26th Nov 21
SILVER Price Trend Analysis - 26th Nov 21
Federal Reserve Asks Americans to Eat Soy “Meat” for Thanksgiving - 26th Nov 21
Is the S&P 500 Topping or Just Consolidating? - 26th Nov 21
Is a Bigger Drop in Gold Price Just Around the Corner? - 26th Nov 21
Financial Stocks ETF Sector XLF Pullback Sets Up A New $43.60 Upside Target - 26th Nov 21
A Couple of Things to Think About Before Buying Shares - 25th Nov 21
UK Best Fixed Rate Tariff Deal is to NOT FIX Gas and Electric Energy Tariffs During Winter 2021-22 - 25th Nov 21
Stock Market Begins it's Year End Seasonal Santa Rally - 24th Nov 21
How Silver Can Conquer $50+ in 2022 - 24th Nov 21
Stock Market Betting on Hawkish Fed - 24th Nov 21
Stock Market Elliott Wave Trend Forecast - 24th Nov 21
Your once-a-year All-Access Financial Markets Analysis Pass - 24th Nov 21
Did Zillow’s $300 million flop prove me wrong? - 24th Nov 21
Now Malaysian Drivers Renew Their Kurnia Car Insurance Online With Fincrew.my - 24th Nov 21
Gold / Silver Ratio - 23rd Nov 21
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: Can We Get To 5500SPX In 2022? But 4440SPX Comes First - 23rd Nov 21
A Month-to-month breakdown of how Much Money Individuals are Spending on Stocks - 23rd Nov 21
S&P 500: Rallying Tech Stocks vs. Plummeting Oil Stocks - 23rd Nov 21
Like the Latest Bond Flick, the US Dollar Has No Time to Die - 23rd Nov 21
Why BITCOIN NEW ALL TIME HIGH Changes EVERYTHING! - 22nd Nov 21
Cannabis ETF MJ Basing & Volatility Patterns - 22nd Nov 21
The Most Important Lesson Learned from this COVID Pandemic - 22nd Nov 21
Dow Stock Market Trend Analysis - 22nd Nov 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

NHS Patients Told to Treat Themselves - Gordon Browns New Idea for 2008

Politics / NHS Jan 01, 2008 - 10:55 PM GMT

By: N_Walayat

Politics

NHS Patients Told to Treat Themselves - Gordon Browns New Idea for 2008

Gordon Browns big new idea for the NHS for 2008 is for patients to apparently diagnose and treat themselves. This is being packaged up in the form of a constitution for the NHS but the aim is that after having failed to meet the nations health needs despite a tripling in the annual NHS budget. The goal now is to reduce patients reliance on the NHS with patients having to increasingly pay for treatment privately.


Initially Gordon Brown aims to target the 'bad boys', namely those with bad habits such as smokers and the chronically obese, but as happens with any system, the list of those excluded will continue to grow ever larger.

The aim of the exercise is to save money, as throwing money at the NHS does not work, all that happens is that pay hikes are delivered to doctors, consultants, management and more with very little trickle down to actual patient care.

TV talk shows are regularly full of GP's blaming the government for lack of funding for x,y,z; but the truth of the matter is, the problems exist because the money meant for patient healthcare is gone right into their pockets in the form of tripling or more of salaries in line with the tripling of the NHS budget under New Labour. Now following Gordon Browns announcement breakfast time TV will be full of GP's blaming the patient's for becoming ill.

How many smoking cancer patients will now be left to fend for themselves?, whilst the NHS increasingly resembles a 2 million strong voting mafia to ensure that they are able to hold governments to ransom for a continuing bribe of £110+ billion a year for their votes ? With very little accountability or competency in the delivery of services.

Though on the bright side, the NHS staff are barely able to competently perform the most basic of hygiene which results in thousands of avoidable deaths every year. We may actually see an improvement in the health of the nation if a great deal more patients pay for competent private diagnoses and treatment. Though this means that Brit's end up paying twice for healthcare. Once towards the incompetent NHS and again for competent private GP services and hospital treatment.

The NHS needs to be privatised, GP surgeries need to be privatised so that patients can walk on mass to those that are able to provide competent diagnoses. Increased competition will give a kick in the pocket of incompetent of GP surgeries which according to an ongoing market Oracle poll number some 15%. Rate your NHS GP Surgery with a further 15% disappointed at the quality of service.

A privatised system where money talks is far better than patients attempting to confront a system where the patient does not stand a hope in hells chance in their quest for competent healthcare. After all we saw in Doctor Shipman how an NHS GP can literally get away with the murder of hundreds of patients before anyone even lifts an eye brow !

As I wrote some 8 months ago Britain's NHS - Free for ALL but Worthless for Many! . Until the whole culture is changed, where the doctors and consultants stop considering patients as payment free nuisance's to be endured during a shortened working day, then the NHS does not deserve to survive in ANY form. Instead, if the patient holds the £30 or £40 that the GP receives per consultation in their hands, then perhaps the quality of diagnoses will improve over the present 2 or 4 minutes of worthless shoulder shrugs and repeated misdiagnoses that passes for the current typical quality of NHS GP services.

Every NHS patient should take the opportunity to pay £50 to £65 for a private GP consultation, to see what the difference is between someone that recognises the value of taking the time to perform a competent diagnosis and someone who see's the patient as an ATM card to quickly swipe in and out of the door with a worthless comeback later diagnosis.

By Nadeem Walayat

Copyright (c) 2005-07 Marketoracle.co.uk (Market Oracle Ltd). All rights reserved.

Nadeem Walayat has over 20 years experience of trading, analysing and forecasting the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication. We present in-depth analysis from over 100 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets. Thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors before engaging in any trading activities.

Nadeem Walayat Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in