Thursday, 9 May 2013

The end

I started work in the NHS less than 30 years after it's inception. All my working life the NHS has been plagued by repeated and massive disruption at the hands of successive governments. The fuckers just couldn't leave it alone to get on with the job. And while the administrative and managerial part of the NHS has burgeoned the clinical capability has been cut and cut again.

We have been hobbled by increasing regulation, control and short sightedness. Only last week Gloucester Royal Infirmary came to a complete standstill because of a complete IT failure. So how did we manage to function in the days before computers?

And now it is on the verge of implosion. We are approaching a state of affairs where we will no longer be able to treat the sick. What a sad end to this man's worthy dream.


  1. I completely agree. The whole NHS is on the verge of a crisis, because Government think they know best (they don't) and they are advised by a bunch of incompetents and narcissists at the Department of Health.

    I've given up completely. No point carrying on as I'm too knackered, and am fed up of working a little bit harder to patch up their useless management of the NHS.

  2. David Prior, head of the Care Quality Commission (CQC): "The former Conservative MP….. said there was no real market in health care, leaving many patients at the mercy of their local hospital, regardless of its quality."

    Later the article says 8%, exaggerated to "almost one in 10", of patients suffer harm in hospital: but mainly bed sores, falls, urinary infections related to catheters etc ie poor staffing due to multiple reorganisations shifting funds from clinical care to managers & the "market"?

    And the solution is more of this neocon rubbish!!!!!!

  3. the a&e charge nurse21 May 2013 at 09:57

    Don't worry, the Minister for Murdoch has a cunning plan - hand the lot over to SERCO.

    Jezza refers to this exciting strategy as ATOS mark II - what is there not to like?