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Medicine degrees offered through clearing 'for first time ever'

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"factually wrong to say the NHS is inefficient"?? Do you reside in a galaxy far,far away? One of my jobs as a CCG GP Exec was to chair the weekly Quality Improvement Committee, an oxymoron if ever there was one.This dispiriting experience would review the Significant Events from Secondary Care and how they had failed to learn from them. Given your presence on another planet if not galaxy you clearly will have failed to notice the daily toll of missing/late clinic letters,failure of discharge summaries to be presented in a timely manner, "lost to follow up", "please arrange the following tests...because we cannot be bothered to".If the NHS is not inefficient, why is PULSE reporting the actions to try and stop Secondary Care dumping on us? At many levels, the NHS is a grossly inefficient and (see the Keogh Report)often seriously harming to patients. The politicians did not cause the problems at Mid Staffs or Barrow in Furness, but I agree that if our clinicians had the courage to lead we might be able to salvage something from the mess.

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16 Aug 2016

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10:19am

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