NHS ‘brand’ could be sold overseas to generate income for hospitals | Society | The Guardian

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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 a truly amazing story reported in the Guardian. Check it out!

NHS ‘brand’ could be sold overseas to generate income for hospitals | Society | The Guardian.

………………………………..With the NHS declining into an omni-

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Prime LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 14: Health Secretary Andrew Lansley (R) speaks beside Prime Minister David Cameron (C) and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as they address hospital staff and media at Guy’s Hospital on June 14, 2011 in London, England. The Prime Minister is today announcing changes to his controversial reforms to the National Health Service. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

shambles under David Cameron‘s leadership, here is a what looks like a sneaky attempt to deflect attention. For me here are some obvious public questions:

  1. If NHS managers cannot run the current NHS efficiently, why should they be able to run a commercial organization which is well beyond their capabilities?
  2. Surely, spare cash at the margin in the NHS, should go towards front-line services, like patient care and drugs which are already being rationed under David Cameron’s austerity drive?
  3. If parts of the NHS has potential value, surely it is better to outsource it immediately, thus paving the way for faster outsourcing of the NHS proper?

What do you think?

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Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics | Mail Online

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This article from the Daily Mail is a must read in austerity torn UK. Check it out! 

Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics | Mail Online.

The article describes just one aspect of the crisis in the NHS (National Health Service). The article focuses on deaths from dehydration and malnutrition in NHS hospitals. Anyone with a simple grasp of statistics will realize that the true measure of suffering is much greater than reported by ONS (Office of National Statistics).

In my opinion, the article does not adequately  address the following questions:

  • Who is responsible and why?
  • Are criminal negligence claims being pursued against those responsible?
  • Why have care standards being apparently allowed to deteriorate in the UK where the nursing profession was the envy of the World?

Perhaps other journals will follow-up?