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7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

Why did ConHome post a piece by someone who clearly doesn't understand any of the issues involved?

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

On the other hand it could be that Hunt has realised that you can even out this graph which fooled the author by moving those routine operations to the weekend, then claim success. It could be his entire health strategy is based on an amateur understanding of a graph.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

Pilots in GP surgeries show only about 10% of appointments filled, it's an insane waste of money.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

How does moving a routine optical procedure from weds morning to Sunday afternoon at vast extra cost provide better care?
And having a dermatologist in on Saturday doesn't reduce the demand for locum A&E doctors,that's caused by a shortage of A&E doctors.
And waiting lists arent reduced by increasing costs and spreading procedures over 7 days

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 5 replies · +1 points

Why would you want to staff up at weekends to do routine procedures (with the extra admin, portering cleaning etc) at extra costs of billions to solve a contract issue?
Hunt's rhetoric on 7 day NHS confuses routine ops and emergency care, deliberately probably.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

the author certainly hasn't understood that junior doctors in training are part of a national training scheme.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Paul Abbott: The graph... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nobody denies weekend death rates are higher, it's the same worldwide, sicker people come in at weekends for emergencies and are more likely to die.
The question is how many of those lives can be saved by moving resources to weekends and in what fields.
I don't think the author has really understood any of the data or arguments.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Charlotte Leslie MP: I... · 0 replies · +1 points

The govt wasted the first 2/3 years of this parliament on Lansley's pointless re-badging rather than discussing the actual issues of the NHS, who else is to blame for that.
And as for rocketing costs well setting up a PR stunt like the Cancer Drugs Fund then letting it overrun it's budget is precisely the wrong way of going about things.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - Lord Ashcroft: The peo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Cameron is damaged on the NHS, and it is all self inflicted.
How he let Lansley's craziness destroy his personal pledges is beyond belief, but he only has himself to blame.

7 years ago @ Conservative Home - The NHS policies of th... · 1 reply · +1 points

It's about trust with Cameron though isn't it.
He gets very faux angry when people claim he can't be trusted

“So I make this commitment to the NHS and all who work in it.
“No more pointless reorganisations.”
David Cameron, speech to Conservative Party conference, 4 October 2006

“The NHS needs no more pointless organisational upheaval. It needs no more top-down
reorganisations.”
Andrew Lansley, Conservative Party press release, 11 July 2007

"But first I want to tell you what we're not going to do.
"There will be no more of those pointless re-organisations that aim for change but instead bring
chaos."
David Cameron, speech to the Royal College of Nursing, 11 May 2009

“With the Conservatives there will be no more of the tiresome, meddlesome, top-down re-structures
that have dominated the last decade of the NHS.”
David Cameron, speech at the Royal College of Pathologists, 2 November 2009

"We will stop the top-down reorganisations of the NHS that have got in the way of patient care."
Coalition Agreement, 20 May 2010, p. 24