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Vinci Ho

Vinci Ho

  • Physician associates are 'self funding', says Royal College of Physicians

    Vinci Ho's comment 22 Jun 2017 4:49pm

    Correction
    .... referrals to secondary care ....

  • Physician associates are 'self funding', says Royal College of Physicians

    Vinci Ho's comment 22 Jun 2017 4:48pm

    Imagine a primary care 'world' flooded by PAs without enough frontline GPs to supervise. What would happen to teferrrals to secondary care ? Yes , PAs certainly can have a role in primary care but which is the horse and which is the cart in here ?Hence , spending the money to buy more presumably cheaper carts and put them in front of the horses , is totally short-sighted reflecting the lack of vision and intelligence of a technocratic government led by a zombie prime minister and her vampire ministers. Time for all of us to expose them to blistering sunlight......

  • How we cared for the victims of the Grenfell tragedy

    Vinci Ho's comment 21 Jun 2017 6:58pm

    Have just download the Grenfell artists' Bridge over troubled water into my I-Phone.
    Support the charity

  • How we cared for the victims of the Grenfell tragedy

    Vinci Ho's comment 21 Jun 2017 2:25pm

    More importantly, thank you for your effort.

  • Government must act to allow super partnerships to flourish

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Jun 2017 9:37pm

    At the point of crisis, at the point of annihilation, survival is victory.
    Hope is a weapon. Survival is victory.
    The event that shaped our world.
    Time is running out.
    Trapped.
    Hunted.
    Surrounded.
    Survive.

  • Government must act to allow super partnerships to flourish

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Jun 2017 9:31pm

    'Survival is victory ' is the slogan of the forthcoming Christopher Nolan's WWII epic movie Dunkirk.
    Nothing is right or wrong here and also can one size fits all ?
    Clearly, there is a politicised agenda behind. Individual circumstances govern .Do the 'right' thing at the 'right' place at the 'right' time . That is exactly what this prime minister had failed to do repeatedly.

  • GP training cuts necessary to allow HEE to 'develop physician associates'

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Jun 2017 7:13pm

    For those who are employees of HEE , I don't know any other choice than going onto the street , gathering outside Downing Street to protest against this weak PM.....

  • Not just another patient

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Jun 2017 2:25pm

    Take care , both of you.
    Life is always a struggle but it carries meaning(s) we ,so often ,yet to see ........

  • GPs should provide longer appointments, says CMO-backed report

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Jun 2017 10:59am

    Thank you for telling me my mother is a woman!
    But as I always said time is one of the four components of resources (alongside with money , manpower and expertise; one for all , all for one). The reality is something DoH is too cowardice to face.....

  • GPs working in new A&E 'streaming' centres to have pay capped at £80

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Jun 2017 2:10pm

    We are where we are.
    The right or wrong is beyond us anyway . It is perhaps a 'choice' for some when one weighs up the pros and cons in individual case. Partner , salaried , portfolio, academic, A/E and commissioning etc . You skilled up one way but got deskilled other ways . Question is exactly what is 'bread and butter' our health service really needs?
    ''We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.''
    Are our political leaders 'intelligent' enough?

  • GP training courses being cut due to funding squeeze

    Vinci Ho's comment 18 Jun 2017 11:31am

    Happy Father's Day

  • Priority number one for the new GPC chair

    Vinci Ho's comment 18 Jun 2017 11:04am

    You see :
    You cannot be too robotic in politics. Political reality can change even in ten to fifteen minutes , same timescale when the fire in Grenfell Tower spread ferociously from bottom to the top.
    Terrorists and extremists are to be cold-blooded but politicians representing people , human beings, cannot be seen as lack of humanity. It is as plain as that .
    To call it fatalistic for what had happened last six weeks ever since the PM called the general election is an understatement. Politics is indeed power of 'say' but that say has to reflect the voices of people (instead of populism) . Looking through the politicians sitting in the cabinet of this government , it is fair to say there is no such quality. Instead , there is a very strong display of technocratic bureaucracy with little human sentiment. Both the PM and Chancellor are good candidates for this description. The latter answered Andrew Marr's questions this morning, giving us the impression that this tragedy of Grenfell Tower was just another serious incident which required an inquiry, whatever it is called now , and he would not answer 'technical' questions because to be politically correct , he was not an expert. The vibes he sent out remained 'cold'.
    For us , how long have we been 'moaning' (as Simon Stevens commented previously) about the safety of patients, hence people , because of the way this government managing the distribution of resources in NHS . Honesty and humility are long overdue. In a way , it is not much different from the local communities as well as professionals(from fire service, for instance ) giving warnings repeatedly to the hierarchy of Chelsea and Kensington Borough in the case of Grenfell Tower . Of course , safety recommendations were already made to previous governments (including Labour way back in 2000) and ignored . Similarly, we have been warning the health secretary about the thresholds of ceiling of GP workloads as well as minimum number of GPs(equal argument for secondary care)to ensure safety to our patients . One can argue that there is a fine line between scaremongering and danger recognition. It is clearly too little too late when you have a disaster like Grenfell Tower.
    It may be only slightly unfair to go completely for the scalp of the prime minister and ask her to resign , giving the complex political , economic and social circumstances the country is situated right this moment. I would give the benefit of doubt that she did cry and offer empathy to the victim representatives yesterday in Downing Street's closed door meeting . But that does not necessarily rectify the robotic and technocratic display on her first appearance immediately after the fire. One can argue the Labour leader could have 'played with politics' when greeting the victims on the ground but that can never negate the normal human touch required in a situation like this . Frankly , the Queen and Prince Edward , doing the same , are always politically neutral .
    The remembrance of Jo Cox this weekend clearly reminds us it is ultimately about people and what kind of country, with listening and accommodations, should be . The responses from all local communities , firefighters, emergency services and NHS in Grenfell Tower fire demonstrated the values and virtues of humanity , putting human differences aside.
    I might have played with sound bites when I called the last three elected governments(from 2010) :of the GDP , by the GDP and for the GDP . But isn't it the time we must reinstate the great words of Abraham Lincoln over 150 years ago (Gettysburg , 1863)?
    As I said before , differences were allowed to ferment into division and prejudice . Arrogance and bigotry are then the catalysts for actions against others in our society. But in fact , that is also true to inactions. This is perhaps the latest meaning of idleness, one of original Five Giant Evils of William Beveridge.
    So much soul searching and introspection for our political leaders...........

  • GP training courses being cut due to funding squeeze

    Vinci Ho's comment 18 Jun 2017 11:03am

    You see :
    You cannot be too robotic in politics. Political reality can change even in ten to fifteen minutes , same timescale when the fire in Grenfell Tower spread ferociously from bottom to the top.
    Terrorists and extremists are to be cold-blooded but politicians representing people , human beings, cannot be seen as lack of humanity. It is as plain as that .
    To call it fatalistic for what had happened last six weeks ever since the PM called the general election is an understatement. Politics is indeed power of 'say' but that say has to reflect the voices of people (instead of populism) . Looking through the politicians sitting in the cabinet of this government , it is fair to say there is no such quality. Instead , there is a very strong display of technocratic bureaucracy with little human sentiment. Both the PM and Chancellor are good candidates for this description. The latter answered Andrew Marr's questions this morning, giving us the impression that this tragedy of Grenfell Tower was just another serious incident which required an inquiry, whatever it is called now , and he would not answer 'technical' questions because to be politically correct , he was not an expert. The vibes he sent out remained 'cold'.
    For us , how long have we been 'moaning' (as Simon Stevens commented previously) about the safety of patients, hence people , because of the way this government managing the distribution of resources in NHS . Honesty and humility are long overdue. In a way , it is not much different from the local communities as well as professionals(from fire service, for instance ) giving warnings repeatedly to the hierarchy of Chelsea and Kensington Borough in the case of Grenfell Tower . Of course , safety recommendations were already made to previous governments (including Labour way back in 2000) and ignored . Similarly, we have been warning the health secretary about the thresholds of ceiling of GP workloads as well as minimum number of GPs(equal argument for secondary care)to ensure safety to our patients . One can argue that there is a fine line between scaremongering and danger recognition. It is clearly too little too late when you have a disaster like Grenfell Tower.
    It may be only slightly unfair to go completely for the scalp of the prime minister and ask her to resign , giving the complex political , economic and social circumstances the country is situated right this moment. I would give the benefit of doubt that she did cry and offer empathy to the victim representatives yesterday in Downing Street's closed door meeting . But that does not necessarily rectify the robotic and technocratic display on her first appearance immediately after the fire. One can argue the Labour leader could have 'played with politics' when greeting the victims on the ground but that can never negate the normal human touch required in a situation like this . Frankly , the Queen and Prince Edward , doing the same , are always politically neutral .
    The remembrance of Jo Cox this weekend clearly reminds us it is ultimately about people and what kind of country, with listening and accommodations, should be . The responses from all local communities , firefighters, emergency services and NHS in Grenfell Tower fire demonstrated the values and virtues of humanity , putting human differences aside.
    I might have played with sound bites when I called the last three elected governments(from 2010) :of the GDP , by the GDP and for the GDP . But isn't it the time we must reinstate the great words of Abraham Lincoln over 150 years ago (Gettysburg , 1863)?
    As I said before , differences were allowed to ferment into division and prejudice . Arrogance and bigotry are then the catalysts for actions against others in our society. But in fact , that is also true to inactions. This is perhaps the latest meaning of idleness, one of original Five Giant Evils of William Beveridge.
    So much soul searching and introspection for our political leaders...........

  • Priority number one for the new GPC chair

    Vinci Ho's comment 16 Jun 2017 2:20pm

    And this as well :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H-1POE0cRs&sns=em

  • Priority number one for the new GPC chair

    Vinci Ho's comment 16 Jun 2017 2:11pm

    Dedicate this quote from Wonder Woman(2017) to the incoming chair
    'It is not what you derserve but about what you believe.'

  • #GPnews: Jeremy Hunt says health secretary job now a 'vocation'

    Vinci Ho's comment 16 Jun 2017 1:44pm

    Predictable
    Give him a break , mates .
    What do see in your own mirror when you have to serve a dead woman walking ?

  • GP training courses being cut due to funding squeeze

    Vinci Ho's comment 16 Jun 2017 1:37pm

    A HEE spokesperson said: ‘We are reducing our overall running costs by 30% and the money spent on running our education support by 30% by 2020. This is not about training places or the quality of training but about making changes to our organisational structure and reducing administration costs to ensure we divert all possible resources to the front line and patient care.

    Sounds familiar to Auntie May's argument of cutting the number of police on the street ?
    What do you call the subordinates of a dead woman walking(Ozzy's best description) ?
    Zombies of a zombie??

  • GP numbers down because of 'millennial' working hours, says training chief

    Vinci Ho's comment 15 Jun 2017 6:54pm

    First , they branded us , the older ones , f***ing lazy . Now it is our youngsters' turn.
    Gosh , we really have a common enemy

    'In our society , those with the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is. '
    1984 , George Orwell

  • GPs at Grenfell Towers will be indemnified for no extra charge, defence body says

    Vinci Ho's comment 15 Jun 2017 1:00pm

    Now it is to ask the 5W1H questions.
    Nigel , you know what I am talking?

  • GPs at Grenfell Towers will be indemnified for no extra charge, defence body says

    Vinci Ho's comment 15 Jun 2017 11:03am

    Salute to all the colleagues providing the availability of help. Putting politics aside , it is about people helping people, no matter what.