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Austerity and what it means for practices


The medical profession has been conned for years now. The NHS has been re-purposed for a public body delivering care with minimal administration to a top heavy bureaucracy, marketised and sliced apart a bit at a time by private companies. Stevens remedy will kill the NHS and give us the American Health Maintenance Organisation Model. This grossly expensive and inefficient but highly profitable system is design to maximise profit extraction. Patients and staff are the least powerful players in this system. Deliberate and unnecessary funding cuts and increased workload burden on staff are all part of the premeditated and cynical manipulation designed to keep us too busy and weak to see and react to the big picture and desperate for any offer of help. Cue New Models of care, dumbed-down delivery, telemedicine etc etc. None of which are designed to restore our once robust public service but to reduce access and delivery. The NHS has to be crippled to drive people to private insurance. Hence we have ex-UnitedHealth senior exec Simon Stevens in post to deliver large NHS budgets to his mates in the US insurance industry.

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30 Jul 2015

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