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Vinci Ho

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  • DH 'blacklist' required to enable GPs to curb OTC prescribing, says GPC lead

    Vinci Ho's comment 22 Apr 2017 12:44pm

    The word 'blacklisted' is never politically correct.
    But then what is politically correct ?
    Reality is another matter .
    When I wrote ' it is a fine line between politically correct diplomacy and dangerously flawed hypocrisy' , somebody has to bear the 'danger and risk' of any decision because of political , legal and moral responsibilities.
    But who will bear the danger and risk in here ? DoH ?NHSE?Health Secretary? PM? Chancellor?
    We are always the 'answer'!!!!

  • NHS chief admits plans to expand CAMHS workforce in doubt

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Apr 2017 4:21pm

    (1) Definition of resources : money , manpower , expertise and time . One for all , all for one. This situation demonstrates how short-sighted and visionless Agent Hunt and his ministries(of Truth , Plenty and Love) have been.
    (2) Ironic as both Princes came out to talk very openly about the mental impact of losing their mother twenty odd years ago , stressing the importance of mental health problems.
    (3) Auntie May singled out mental health as a priority and so was the ambious targets set by Stevens in the Next Step in Five Years Forward Plan (with a dedicated chapter on mental health).

    If I am correct , copy and paste what Stevens wrote will be the 'pledge' on the manifesto if that is to be included.

  • DH will fund just a third of promised extra medical school places next year

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Apr 2017 4:03pm

    You see.
    I was talking to my younger colleague this morning what slogan should be written on banners for this forthcoming election.
    'Anything but Tories' (including casting blank) surfaced on the horizon.......

  • RCGP chair denies suggesting GP partnership model is 'unfit for purpose'

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Apr 2017 12:00pm

    Take the point the college should be more academic for its nature. But it is about political wisdom and skill .
    Remember Lord Vader took advantage and exploited what Maureen said about the best time to be a GP in House of Commons?
    Another new chair , another comment to be exploited. Lesson not being learnt

  • May's snap election is an opportunity to reset the NHS

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Apr 2017 11:36am

    Laura Kuenssberg's angle:
    Brexit deadline a specific factor in snap election move
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39636471

  • May's snap election is an opportunity to reset the NHS

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Apr 2017 9:16am

    Correction:
    .....If that is achieved, there is little we can do and the government can go even more right wing and as many have commented.....

  • May's snap election is an opportunity to reset the NHS

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Apr 2017 9:06am

    Slightly disappointed of the blockbusters released this year so far Logan, Kong, Ghost in the shell , Fate of the furious etc.(consider I am still in stupid La La Land mood ).They are good but not so good as being quite predictable.
    A more potentially unpredictable and 'entertaining' blockbuster struck the ground yesterday when Auntie May's announced a snap shot general election. Not entirely surprising but the timing is intriguing.
    She said she only 'recently and reluctantly' changed her mind and blamed the oppositions , Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrat in dividing Westminster :
    Justifying the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."
    She said the "division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit".

    The country is coming together , isn't it?How true you believe this is the case? Obviously, her telos is to
    win a bigger majorly in Westminster as another piece of her sustainability transformation plan(STP) of Brexit .
    This post Brexit general election will mean , however, differently to different voters , even amongst those who had voted for the same party in 2015. Brexit had created a whole new complex categories of voters : so called Remoaners and Bregretters on one hand versus true Brexiters (not sure how many Remains now believe in leaving EU).
    But clearly , a referendum is direct democracy on ONE and only one issue . General election is indirect democracy, as in line of representative politics , on MULTIPLE issues .
    All the domestic issues have been put aside due to the distraction of Brexit for at least two years(or more).
    The usual geopolitics in this country has been complicated by post Brexit psychology complexes, bearing in mind the two main parties, Conservative and Labour , are still well divided within themselves. Poor Tarzan got sacked without ever meeting his latest 'Jane'(at least he had own choice of walking away from his previous one's cabinet in 1986). A well known non MP Labour politician in Liverpool told me yesterday his party leader should be resoundingly defeated in this forthcoming election and that perhaps ,would be a better fortune for his party next five years.
    There are many issues which will govern the voting directions on 8/6/2017.
    The truth is the incoming government will have duties at three levels: political , legislative and moral responsibilities for Brexit and its consequences.The PM may like to think the legislations were all dealt with after the House of Lords failed to inflict any burden on passing the Brexit legislation with subsequent triggering of Article 50 a month ago . She would like to consider this snap election to be her opportunity to snatch a political stronghold of the parliament silencing all oppositions once and for all. At this moment of time , she is certainly not the 'chosen' one who can sit comfortably on the Iron Throne. She fears the oppositions no matter how feeble they appear to be(ironic that the U-turns seen in House of Commons , for instance , disability benefit changes and rise in class 4 national insurance,were actually down to oppositions from her own party backbenchers).
    Conquering your oppositions is far better than convincing them what is the 'right' thing to do. The ambition to have a majority of more than 12 seats as present standing , is beyond the boundary of Brexit. But the saying ,'be careful of what you wish, my dear' always echo in the background.
    The problem is moral responsibilities which circulate all the other 'multiple issues' coming along with Brexit : EU citizens who have proved themselves as valuable asset working in U.K. , money that should have been promised for NHS, rights of workers protected by current EU legislations , turning UK into a tax haven to confront EU if no 'good deal' is agreed .......

    Yes , all current polls in media support a lead of more than 20 points for the prime minister but remember her aim is to win a 'majority' , 50-100 seats more in House of Commons represent her real destination.
    If that is achieved, there is little the government can go even more right wing and as many have commented, health service will be on course to be privatised and we should be all packing our bags etc. The question is:this just an one sided story?
    Anything less than a majority of seats in HOC or the small but not entirely impossible outcome of another coalition government , will be labelled as a defeat to the PM.
    For those who represent us and the rest of medical professionals, this is the time for some serious thinking : just let the politics decide the future of NHS and general practice? Or at least , make it really difficult for Auntie May to win a majority of seats in HOC bearing in mind , many voters , though feeling really exhausted by the frequency of ballots in short space of time and how ugly 'things' had become around the referendum( Jo Cox should never be forgotten), still consider health and social care as an very important issue deep down. A health secretary carrying a baggage of over 220,000 votes of no confidence is a liability. A chief executive of NHS England ,with a five year vision feeling compelled to speak in public that the government was not providing enough money for him to do his job , is a dangerously flawed hypocrisy . A Tory chair of a health committee in House of Commons exposing the government lying about the real funding of NHS , is a true embarrassment to the credibility and honesty of Auntie May's party. If the prime minister thinks she can get away with a new manifesto with little mentioning of NHS for this coming election , this is a trigger point for a mass protest on the street right before 8/6/2017. The nurse union is already talking about a ballot of industrial action . Well, as I always say , doing the right thing at the right time at the right place. And do not forget the teachers and their representatives, similar appetite for 'actions' should bring forces together.
    Every event in history has an unique far reaching meaning .
    Love the latest TV series Supergirl. Here is a latest quote,''One wrong statistic about the stock market and suddenly we're in the Great Depression. One misattributed quote from a candidate, you put a fascist in a white house. The rules are there for a reason to make sure you get it right.''
    And what did Winston Churchill quote from Plutarch after losing the post war general election ?
    ''Ingratitude towards their great men is the mark of strong people.''

  • Voters 'will expect incoming Government to solve GP crisis', say GP leaders

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Apr 2017 9:03am

    Slightly disappointed of the blockbusters released this year so far Logan, Kong, Ghost in the shell , Fate of the furious etc.(consider I am still in stupid La La Land mood ).They are good but not so good as being quite predictable.
    A more potentially unpredictable and 'entertaining' blockbuster struck the ground yesterday when Auntie May's announced a snap shot general election. Not entirely surprising but the timing is intriguing.
    She said she only 'recently and reluctantly' changed her mind and blamed the oppositions , Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrat in dividing Westminster :
    Justifying the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."
    She said the "division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit".

    The country is coming together , isn't it?How true you believe this is the case? Obviously, her telos is to
    win a bigger majorly in Westminster as another piece of her sustainability transformation plan(STP) of Brexit .
    This post Brexit general election will mean , however, differently to different voters , even amongst those who had voted for the same party in 2015. Brexit had created a whole new complex categories of voters : so called Remoaners and Bregretters on one hand versus true Brexiters (not sure how many Remains now believe in leaving EU).
    But clearly , a referendum is direct democracy on ONE and only one issue . General election is indirect democracy, as in line of representative politics , on MULTIPLE issues .
    All the domestic issues have been put aside due to the distraction of Brexit for at least two years(or more).
    The usual geopolitics in this country has been complicated by post Brexit psychology complexes, bearing in mind the two main parties, Conservative and Labour , are still well divided within themselves. Poor Tarzan got sacked without ever meeting his latest 'Jane'(at least he had own choice of walking away from his previous one's cabinet in 1986). A well known non MP Labour politician in Liverpool told me yesterday his party leader should be resoundingly defeated in this forthcoming election and that perhaps ,would be a better fortune for his party next five years.
    There are many issues which will govern the voting directions on 8/6/2017.
    The truth is the incoming government will have duties at three levels: political , legislative and moral responsibilities for Brexit and its consequences.The PM may like to think the legislations were all dealt with after the House of Lords failed to inflict any burden on passing the Brexit legislation with subsequent triggering of Article 50 a month ago . She would like to consider this snap election to be her opportunity to snatch a political stronghold of the parliament silencing all oppositions once and for all. At this moment of time , she is certainly not the 'chosen' one who can sit comfortably on the Iron Throne. She fears the oppositions no matter how feeble they appear to be(ironic that the U-turns seen in House of Commons , for instance , disability benefit changes and rise in class 4 national insurance,were actually down to oppositions from her own party backbenchers).
    Conquering your oppositions is far better than convincing them what is the 'right' thing to do. The ambition to have a majority of more than 12 seats as present standing , is beyond the boundary of Brexit. But the saying ,'be careful of what you wish, my dear' always echo in the background.
    The problem is moral responsibilities which circulate all the other 'multiple issues' coming along with Brexit : EU citizens who have proved themselves as valuable asset working in U.K. , money that should have been promised for NHS, rights of workers protected by current EU legislations , turning UK into a tax haven to confront EU if no 'good deal' is agreed .......

    Yes , all current polls in media support a lead of more than 20 points for the prime minister but remember her aim is to win a 'majority' , 50-100 seats more in House of Commons represent her real destination.
    If that is achieved, there is little the government can go even more right wing and as many have commented, health service will be on course to be privatised and we should be all packing our bags etc. The question is:this just an one sided story?
    Anything less than a majority of seats in HOC or the small but not entirely impossible outcome of another coalition government , will be labelled as a defeat to the PM.
    For those who represent us and the rest of medical professionals, this is the time for some serious thinking : just let the politics decide the future of NHS and general practice? Or at least , make it really difficult for Auntie May to win a majority of seats in HOC bearing in mind , many voters , though feeling really exhausted by the frequency of ballots in short space of time and how ugly 'things' had become around the referendum( Jo Cox should never be forgotten), still consider health and social care as an very important issue deep down. A health secretary carrying a baggage of over 220,000 votes of no confidence is a liability. A chief executive of NHS England ,with a five year vision feeling compelled to speak in public that the government was not providing enough money for him to do his job , is a dangerously flawed hypocrisy . A Tory chair of a health committee in House of Commons exposing the government lying about the real funding of NHS , is a true embarrassment to the credibility and honesty of Auntie May's party. If the prime minister thinks she can get away with a new manifesto with little mentioning of NHS for this coming election , this is a trigger point for a mass protest on the street right before 8/6/2017. The nurse union is already talking about a ballot of industrial action . Well, as I always say , doing the right thing at the right time at the right place. And do not forget the teachers and their representatives, similar appetite for 'actions' should bring forces together.
    Every event in history has an unique far reaching meaning .
    Love the latest TV series Supergirl. Here is a latest quote,''One wrong statistic about the stock market and suddenly we're in the Great Depression. One misattributed quote from a candidate, you put a fascist in a white house. The rules are there for a reason to make sure you get it right.''
    And what did Winston Churchill quote from Plutarch after losing the post war general election ?
    ''Ingratitude towards their great men is the mark of strong people.''

  • GP funding not enough to realise Government strategy, council warns

    Vinci Ho's comment 13 Apr 2017 1:45pm

    Think about the money spent on all these Vanguard sites to uphold the 'pilots'.
    Always about uneven distribution of resources: starve the poor to fund the ambitious ones for their egos and political agendas.

  • The DH is 'world-leading' in pointless bluster

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Apr 2017 9:08pm

    DoH - Ministry of Truth
    NHSE- Ministry of Plenty
    CQC/GMC- Ministry of Love

  • Continuity fears as only temporary GP contracts awarded since NHS Act

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Apr 2017 7:29pm

    Wow
    The truth is out
    Well done , Ministry of Plenty

  • Super practice approaches critical mass

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Apr 2017 11:55am

    The genius E=mc2 as well as conservation of energy.
    Yes ,if at rest , increase the mass(m) will increase the energy (E) by default(as one may wish).
    However,if you have to move forward(do something positive)with a speed , energy is to be converted and released, your mass actually has to reduce ironically.
    Furthermore , the faster and faster you move , the mass(m) shrinks even more and more . In addition , if you measure your speed(hence momentum) , you lost your idea where you are(position) . If you know where you are, you lose sight of your speed . Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty.

  • NHS England approves funding for a further 219 practice pharmacists

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Apr 2017 11:17am

    Mmmm
    1500 seems to be 'fashionable' figure. By 2020 , the number of GP practices will be down to this figure as well according to somebody's aspiration???
    Call me a cynical ba****d......

  • Over two-thirds of GPs plan to leave or reduce hours, finds DH-backed study

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Apr 2017 11:04am

    A DH spokesperson said: 'This sample survey was carried out before we launched our world-leading plan to improve conditions in general practice – so it doesn’t take into account our steps to improve morale and retention by investing £2.4 billion more into primary care, making extra payments to GPs, and cutting red tape while increasing flexible working.'

    Ha ha ha haha
    Typical Ministry of Truth.
    Incredibly arrogant , lugubriously out of touch ,obsequiously technocratic . Dare not even give a name other than 'spokesperson'.
    Ladies and gentlemen, do we all know what ' insulting intelligence' means ?

  • NHS wants to pay for general practice 'transformation' via private finance

    Vinci Ho's comment 10 Apr 2017 3:08pm

    Benefit of doubt: cannot immediately label this as 'conspiracy theory but Eistein's quote is not too far away:
    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

  • NHS wants to pay for general practice 'transformation' via private finance

    Vinci Ho's comment 10 Apr 2017 2:24pm

    Ha ha ha, genius!
    Anyone with common sense will know:
    No private company will do a business which potentially fails to make a 'profit'.
    You owe somebody money , of course you have to pay back on time . If you don't , your lender will ensure the 'interests' are good enough for them to make profits.
    Otherwise , you have to make 'other payments' for compensation, mate. No rocket science.
    PS , historically low interest rate is not going to last long as US Federal Reserve has already raised the interest rate three times this year so far . This cycle will carry on as well as inflation has gone beyond 2% and will rise further as English pound remains depreciated after Brexit . The pressure on Bank of England to raise interest rate is imminent.

  • Can GPs really be both scapegoats and saviours?

    Vinci Ho's comment 08 Apr 2017 1:45pm

    Chinese saying :
    Want a horse to be 'good' , but also want the horse not to eat any grass.....

  • 150% rise in patients forced to move GP practice as closures hit record levels

    Vinci Ho's comment 07 Apr 2017 2:04pm

    You see, fake news or not ; merging or federating , Simon's grand plan is never going to work if his bosses have a different agenda.
    Who is to garuantee that austerity is not to continue once one has merged or federated ?
    Somebody said life is a journey but not a destination. Well , this government certainly knows what is its 'journey'(we all know that as well),even the target 1500 is not a 'destination'......,,,

  • GP surgery in NHS England director's super practice placed in special measures

    Vinci Ho's comment 07 Apr 2017 1:43pm

    One way or the other , CQC (and perhaps NAO, national audit office) must present this reality to NHSE and DoH that forcing practices into a super conglomerate has a serious price to pay .
    Bottom line is starving of resources by the government whether the 'practice' is small, big or super .
    I think Simon carrying his 'grand plan' knows this very well but would not talk about that more openly..........

  • Largest GP practice in England to cover 370,000 patients

    Vinci Ho's comment 06 Apr 2017 5:35pm

    Interesting
    Would like to see if the postulate of 'Trilemma' of globalisation applies in here as well:
    Integration , sovereignty and democracy; you can only have two out of three , but never all three.