reply to post by Hyena
Thanks for the reply.
It's re-assuring that you value the NHS as far too many don't and they take it for granted.
The biggest fault with the NHS has always been serial mis-management and there is very much an inherent 'jobs for the boys culture' - inability and
incompetence are rewarded with redeployment and at times promotion rather than the sack.
For all the lip service about applying private sector disciplines and practices in the public sector there is still a reluctance to employ managers
from the private sector.
Of course the need for professional management needs to be complimented by the level of care and service etc that we expect from the NHS and should
not be overly burdened by the current obsession with efficiency and profit.
Staff are becoming disillusioned with longer hours, increased work loads and all for relatively less pay as Cameron's austerity cuts bite hard.
This will only get worse as Cameron maintains his drive towards destroying the NHS as we know it and forcing us down the road to private health care -
strange that at least over 60 Conservative MP's have business interests that will profit from a privatised NHS.
Yes, lot's of immigrants are taking advantage of our NHS - and why do you think Cameron - and Blair and Brown before him - has done nothing to
address this? Because it maintains pressure on the NHS and helps provide negative publicity and influence the publics perception that we have an
And again yes, bureaucracy and red tape ties up so much resource and wasted man hours - integrated cross departmental process seems like an alien
Experienced nurses are bogged down with administrative duties - whatever happened to the old Matrons etc?
Yes, there is much to bemoan about the NHS and it should be a damn site better than what it is - but it is still head and shoulders better than most
countries health care systems.
Far too many people take it for granted as they haven't experienced anything else.
But something needs to be done now before it is allowed to deteriorate beyond repair.
I suggest that if we want to maintain this discussion we should do so in another thread so as not to derail this one.
edit on 21/9/12 by Freeborn because: spelling