Jeremy Hunt ‘misrepresenting’ data on weekend death rates at NHS hospitals, says research surgeon | Home News | News | The Independent – via John Gelmini

According to the Independent, a senior doctor who was part of a study on links between staffing and deaths in the NHS has accused the Government of “continually misrepresenting” the findings to support its push to change junior contracts.

Source: Jeremy Hunt ‘misrepresenting’ data on weekend death rates at NHS hospitals, says research surgeon | Home News | News | The Independent

Irrespective of which opinion is closest to reality, the public are dying unnecessarily because of the NHS bureaucracy. Without radical reform, the other viable option is to scrap the NHS. It’s too late for more fudging of data & incremental reform.

John Gelmini

Young doctors must repay debt to taxpayers before moving abroad – Telegraph

This article claims that it is impossible to fill gaps in a hospital if every time you train up a replacement they leave, so the proposal is to restrict doctors’ mobility.

Source: Young doctors must repay debt to taxpayers before moving abroad – Telegraph

I take an exception with this article and think that young doctors have every right to vote with their feet.

For me, this is about supply and demand. In the UK’s public healthcare bureaucracy, there’s so much inefficiency that doctors want out. Good luck to them if they want to better themselves.

It’s about time that UK healthcare was properly challenged by competition and free market forces.

Thoughts?