If the NHS embodies our social conscience, we’re in big trouble – Telegraph

NHS Job Shop: "Working for Health" i...

NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, MUST READ article, by Charles Moore, published in the Telegraph. Check it out!

If the NHS embodies our social conscience, we’re in big trouble – Telegraph.

For me, this story highlighted the real depths of the crisis in the NHS and why this blog has argued that the NHS is in terminal meltdown. This story is rich in personal context, and I am sure that every family in the UK has a similar story.

In my view, case studies provide a rich qualitative research basis to underpin the reality of the NHS; the NHS is beyond statistics.

Elsewhere in today’s news, Prime Minister, David Cameron caught out by a heckler responded that the NHS was about politics; doesn’t David Cameron understand that the NHS is now about human tragedy and increasingly fear?

Any thoughts?


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  7. Charles Moore is 100% right in what he says.

    The NHS is not fit for purpose and has not been since before the 1970s.

    The story cited by Charles Moore is quite typical as I know from personal experience on some 32 occasions and having to use the clout and forcefulness of my own excellent MP to get patient outcomes that any self respecting, customer-focused organisation would have delivered in any event.

    In the end, it will have to be reformed from top to bottom and most of the people now running it will have to be replaced with more competent people. My fear is that too many of them, will like Lazarus, come back and then render the reformed structure as useless as the organisation it replaced.

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