This is an outstanding must-read article, published in the Telegraph, citing latest research on the Coalition government’s record on the NHS.
via Did Andrew Lansley kill off NHS reform for good? – Telegraph.
Regular readers of this blog will know that I have long been critical of the Coalition government’s record on the NHS. But let’s be honest, the previous Labour government squandered a fortune on pay raises in the UK public sector, rather than focusing on strategic priorities.
John Gelmini and myself have repeatedly argued for the dismantling of the NHS and replacing it with a best-practice public healthcare system, based upon the World’s best exemplars.
The Daily Telegraph article is unfair and deeply misleading.
In the first place Andrew Lansley’s reforms did not “fail”.
What happened is that entrenched opposition from the Head of the NHS,the BMA and the Health Service Union Unite preceded the implementation of the reforms and David Cameron faced with the prospect of taking these neandertals on and backing Lansley,chickened out.
The BBC,the Guardian and the Independent all opposed these reforms so once Cameron had uttered the words “We must listen to the healthcare professionals” the reforms and Lansley were doomed.
Now that reform is too late as Dr Alf says,the solution is scrapping the NHS and replacing it with something along German,Singaporean and French lines plus a radically new approach to preventative care and the use/application of Rife frequency generators.