Thousands dying because hospitals are understaffed – Telegraph

This article from the Telegraph is a MUST READ, in my view. Check it out!

via Thousands dying because hospitals are understaffed – Telegraph.

The articles cites new research from Professor Sheena Asthana and Dr Alex Gibson at Plymouth University. Let me quote from the Telegraph article:

Prof Asthana said the shortage of doctors was costing lives. “The health service needs large numbers of staff on the front line to deliver good quality care,” she said.

I hate to say “I told you so” but these outcomes were obvious to me two years ago. Readers of my early blogs will remember that I focused on “slash and burn” cost cutting proposed by George Osborne and the Treasury, compared to more intelligent options for “cost reduction“. From my earlier life, I am an international expert on strategic cost reduction but could not find anybody in the UK who wanted to listen to my views, so I retired overseas and started blogging instead.

David Cameron’s Government has completely failed to address the real healthcare challenges in the UK and its policy with regard to the NHS has been an omni-shambles.

Any thoughts on where healthcare policy in the UK needs to go now to the redress the bungling?

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Dr Raj Persaud: Research Reveals the Best Country for Longevity and Health – But Is the NHS Terminally Ill?

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………This is an interesting article which summarizes recent research published in the influential Lancet medical journal. Check it out!

Dr Raj Persaud: Research Reveals the Best Country for Longevity and Health – But Is the NHS Terminally Ill?.

For me, it once again confirms that UK healthcare policy is in need of radical reform.

What do you think?

English: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

English: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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