18 March 2007

Cameron On the NHS

I am drugged up on Benylin - it says on the pack "May cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery" - so I'm taking it that excessive blogging is also a bad idea. However, what I will say about the NHS is that the government has spent so much of our money and completely failed to deliver in every dimension.


JRD168 said...

Somethings goat PT's goat on tihs today, maybe it's the Benylin? Anyhow, I watched the Cameron clip - somehow escaping without coming out in hives! I wasn't sure if I was watching a politician or a pantomime. Typical Cameron speech, all things to all people, play to the crowd, tell a few jokes, BUT ABSOLUTLY NOTHING IN THE WAY OF POLICY. The NHS is safe in Labour's hands.

JRD168 said...

got PT's goat! sorry.

Anonymous said...

Medicine for Children aged 1 - 6 says that as well - pretty fucking stupid Id say!

Richard Havers said...

Anyone with an ounce of experience in business would tell that running the NHS is an almost impossible task. However, given the involvement of politicians in the process you can remove the almost from the last sentence.

The fact is that when you have organizations managed by people who have no relationship with profit running the 'business' of the NHS then it will become top heavy. Back in the days before HR acquired it's daft moniker there was a an understanding that they were the tail-end charlies in business. Now with H&S, PC, training, assessments, career paths, and all the other over utilised B/S of their world taking precedence then is it any wonder that the NHS is moribund?

Now not for one second do I advocate doctors and nurses running the NHS but let\’s let them get back to the job of health – only then will they have a healthy business to run.

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Get well soon! Michelle

CoralPoetry said...

Thanks for the info. on the NHS.

This is an open letter to Prof Hamblin who has blocked replies at his blog.

Professor Hamblin,

Your erroneous original thoughts still stand here. Yes, the Internet is a big place, but not for an 8-year old grieving boy whose name is on your blog.

I actually have more respect for Roy Meadows who has maintained a respectful silence (who carried out his job to the best of his ability, armed with the technology at the time) than I have for you, a person armed with hindsight who says:

“Perhaps Clark was possessed by guilt that she really had killed her kids.”

One of her babies died of a staph infection. How do you justify this argument, which you posted 24 hours after her death? How can she kill her baby by staph? You and I are both armed with hindsight.

One of these “kids” is an 8-year-old boy who is likely to be reading your message.

You also say: "Sally Clark has died in suspicious circumstances."

As a medical professional, how can you suggest these are the circumstances 48 hours before a post mortem?

OK, I accept this is doctor’s jargon for “sudden death” but to the layperson (including an 8-year old boy) this means foul play or murder. How would you explain that supposition to the other occupant of her house when he reads this message at your blog?

If I were you and I chose to leave the original post here indefinitely, I would be looking at compensating this little boy in monetary terms. I think you should admit your error by sending this boy (the deceased's son) a cheque for an amount no less than £100,000 as compensation in the event he reads these inaccurate and malicious slurs against his late mother.


Praguetory said...

Agreed. His post was a disgusting slur. I can't believe some people. I don't like the idea of a such an unprofessional person being an expert witness in court. I'd join you in taking it that far if you like.

CityUnslicker said...

I am not sure the Tories have acredible answers though. Primary care trusts are a good way forward and hsould be privatised.

But will they have the courage to say what is needed? I think not sadly.