The merry-go-round of socialised medicine. They keep telling us it’s the “best system in the world” LOL Don’t you just love it!
Matt the app is like a blind man, who’s not even a pilot, piloting a 737 max through a hurricane... his tweets are ludicrously delusional and it’s only a matter of time before he goes down in flames
Angus you said tyranny is when you don’t have a choice. Well where is MY choice when it comes to the government FORCING me to pay taxes against my will in order to fund the NHS, in effect subsidising other people’s healthcare? Can you please answer this question for me? By your own definition of tyranny we are already there...the road to serfdom and tyranny is paved with good intentions a wise saying goes...we are all serfs now. Sadly few people realise it.
@podgorny that’s what the government does don't you get it? It REMOVES people’s choices when it pretends to do good with other people’s money. To then say oh well you can just go private doesn’t cut it because you’re still FORCING people to pay into the nhs against their will and you’re water boarding them with protectionist government regulations that are designed to ring fence the nhs at all costs at the expense of other providers and patients. Free up the profession! What are you so afraid of? As for Cummings he’s as socialist as the left as his policies have so far proven so I don’t think he’s looking for me. He’s probably looking for you!
@podgorny The problem with “the state” is that it forces free-thinking people who’d rather make their own arrangements for their health needs to pay taxes through the use of coercion (if you don’t pay up I put you in prison - nice thought that isn’t it? How civilised) in order to subsidise other people’s spending needs. If the state wants to use the notion of “benevolent big uncle” for its grand plans it should at least give people the CHOICE of whether they want to contribute to a state run health system (if you contribute you can expect free state run healthcare, if you don’t contribute you don’t get that service - simple) as opposed to forcing them to do so through confiscatory taxes. If you want your NHS by all means have it, but don’t DEMAND others to pay for it against their will! This is called tyranny and it usually doesn’t end well.
Matt-the-socialist is all for the tried and tested politico formula of funding his pet socialist projects by robbing Peter to give to Paul. Works well for a time and then it inevitably crumbles into a pile of rubble. Nothing good ever came to humanity from coercion
There is no such thing as a “business model” under the current nhs Gp “funding envelope” because there is no “business” to speak of when your revenues are decided and capped yearly by government using government funding formulas and government mandated employment terms and conditions and a myriad of other government regulations. Pretending that you’re enabling GPs to run their own businesses has been a ploy and a decoy used by government to trap gullible GPs into thinking that they’re some sort of “business owner” - sounds sexy doesn’t it? The GP is not a “business owner” under the present terms. He/she is a government slave who is literally owned and farmed by the government. What kind of fool business owner would be terrified at the thought of expanding their customer base?
Matt is a socialist/communist. He would never advocate anything that would grant people more individual liberty because force and coercion are at the core of his political beliefs.
Only in a socialist/communist health care system like the NHS would doctors “ fear that up to 1,000 more patients could be added to its list once the new homes open for occupation in April.” In a free system without stupid government interference doctors would welcome the chance to EXPAND their patient list, provide more services, hire more staff, build/rent more consulting space and serve more people. The failed NHS is legacy ground zero in the inevitable failure of socialism/communism
It’s incredible that people are dumb enough to ring “NHS 111” in the first place
Even patients are now all saying to themselves when they see a Gp “I don’t know why you do this crap job mate and tolerate all this crap like having to publish your salary lol but I’ll just still abuse you with my bogroll of state funded social problems over the next 10 minutes”
Another master stroke of premeditated genius negotiated with the government by “our GPC colleagues” at the BMA.
This “initiative” will lead to:
1. Yet another disincentive to work
2. Yet more fuel for GP bashing by the media
3. Yet more resentment by a public who feel that GPs are overpaid.
4. More GPs leaving/retiring or moving abroad
After repeated failings, insults and grievances going back decades, why do doctors willingly persist in this incestuous relationship with the government and the bma? The answer can only be that the majority of the UK medical profession are masochists.
More dumbing down of this profession in the name of “service provision”. Great. Just employ an army of trainee slaves, teach them nothing and then thrust them into the meat grinder to satisfy demand for non appointments by a clueless uneducated public dealing with non medical issues. Long term this isn’t going to solve anything. The situation will worsen
“We know that an estimated 42% of UK adults are ‘unable to understand or make use of everyday health information and so we can probably expect calls from people concerned about coronavirus who can simply be reassured“
An understatement perhaps?
These so-called “incentives” look more like shackles. Nobody will be interested.
“the proposed level of health expenditure won’t drive down waiting lists or drive up A&E performance to the levels patients deserve.“
The word “deserve” needs to be scrutinised here because you are lumping all patients into the same basket which is unrealistic. Telling all people what they “deserve” to have for free by the state feeds poeple’s sense of entitlement and unrealistic expectations of what the state should provide for them. Instead of nannying people in this way perhaps it might be more useful to tell people that the state can only provide a certain level of service for free and if they want something more then they will have to find another provider?
Desperate times call for desperate measures 😂
How about a contract negotiated between equals for a change? How about establishing a “GMC” for the politicos in the department of health that is administered by medics full with medic run disciplinary “panels” in case the politicos bring either their profession or the medical profession into disrepute (as they already have done). The medic run panel will have the powers to “strike them off the register” of politicos for life if they breach their code of conduct. That’s what I call fairness. If you want to negotiate with the government as equals you have to have equal enforcement powers as they have over you.
NHSE like to pretend that “We’re all in this together”
This is a zombie profession. The government can pump as much blood into the corpse as it wants to make it move a little and appear alive but you can’t resurrect the dead. Sadly it is the doctors themselves who have brought this calamity on themselves.