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Junior doctors lose High Court legal challenge against health secretary


Since the doctors are paid by the taxpayer and not by Jeremy Hunt, I think the taxpayer should have the last word and my last word is that the 1974 Tory Heath Secretary Sir Keith Joseph (from Bovis Builders) engaged a senior gentleman from Sainsbury's (Mr Griffiths) to redesign the NHS management structure. Naturally enough, Mr Griffiths redesigned the management structure along the lines of a Sainsbury's national distribution network with national, regional, large area and local district functions which cost so much to run that successive re-organisations were needed to reduce, and eliminate tiers from, this heavyweight structure just to save money. How these two good private sector gentlemen came so to waste the taxpayer's money should serve as as severe warning not to allow any Secretary of State or any private business anywhere near the NHS. The Tories did it again in 1990 with their split between customer and shop increasing the administration charge on the NHS budget from 5% which is what used to be before all this meddling up to 15% and heading for 30% with commissioning which has not benefitted the patients or the NHS. The plain fact is that the Tories and their private businesses will always cost you more than you can afford. This taxpayer thinks that the contract between Hospital and doctors should benefit the patients and that means that the doctor should get enough sleep so as not to to be tired on the job and not be driven to a state of permanent inebriation or to leave the NHS for some kinder employer. The NHS also needs funding properly because, without this, it will make mistakes and cost lives.

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29 Sep 2016

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