Jeremy Hunt accused of keeping parliament in dark over NHS plans | Politics | theguardian.com

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This is an an excellent, MUST READ article from the Guardian. Check it out!

via Jeremy Hunt accused of keeping parliament in dark over NHS plans | Politics | theguardian.com.

This article is quite unbelievable. Yesterday, we saw that the Telegraph was talking up the chances of a Tory election win, white-washing David Cameron’s performance in Government. In the above Guardian article, I see further evidence of the omni-shambles across UK Government. Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, was ordered to brief Parliament on forthcoming radical changes to Accident and Emergency departments across the UK (A&E). Meanwhile, bureaucrats at the Department of Health were leaking proposals to the media. This is all against a background where under the status quo of existing funding and manning/work-scheduling, it is widely accepted that UK A&E will melt-down this Winter – this is major failure or collapse territory!

Any thoughts on what’s really happening here?

 

 

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6 responses

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  2. Dr Alf raises interesting points and has touched on another which he has not blogged about.
    To begin with Jeremy Hunt is between a cleft stick.
    If he announces his plans in advance as Andrew Lansley did ,he will find that the Guardian and the medical profession will once again scupper his reforms with the assistance of the BBC and NHS managers who should have been put to the sword years ago.
    Cameron knows that A and E are about to implode but neither he not Jeremy Hunt is prepared to face down GP,s and get the BMA/NHS contract renegotiated.
    He and Jeremy Hunt also know that this is going to be one of a series of much colder and wetter winters due to Global Cooling,a phenomenon they cannot admit to having told us the opposite for years and having had access to reports on the matter for each of the past 8 years.
    This combined with an increasingly elderly and frail population,sky high heating bills and a poor GP appointments system puts all the pressure on A and E.
    The Government cannot admit to any of this so you get spin from the Department of Health,lies and obfuscation rather than action.
    Dr Alf can see what is wrong instantly and calls it an Omnishambles,I see it as that and as something with a possible silver lining in that once the A and E does implode along with much of the NHS then action will have to be taken and the NHS will have to be replaced or reformed but not by the people who caused all the trouble in the first place.
    In addition we can then finally have an adult but tense conversation with the UK public about greater personal responsibility for healthcare,diet and exercise,preventative medicine,vitamin supplementation and harmful chemicals in foodstuffs ,the built environment,fertilisers,water and household products.

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