With Marketisers/Profiteers in charge, Throughput is king: to make a prudent
surplus (or, more likely, avoid the Trust going bust)
surgeons are pressured into more operations, every day…
(In the old NHS dental system, we joked about patients set out on a turntable,
or conveyor belt production line…
Some dentists whizzed from one surgery to another-one legend extracted a LH tooth, while the RH was numbed…)
In France-some hospitals reduce the inefficiency of a surgeon waiting, “idle” between patients by having two operating tables… but errors will obviously be made…
In Shropshire, whistleblowers were subjugated, errors never improved. Marketisers pressured inexpensive natural births, when Caesareans would be far safer.
Obviously, efficiency and throughput are important, but enough staff, beds, facilities and safety, with whistleblowing being encouraged, are far more important. You cannot always make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...
Maternity charges for immigrant women should never be considered. Mothers suffer harm if they are deterred from presenting early in pregnancy because of fear of charges, and being reported to the Home office (sic) if in default- harming their immigration prospects.
Minimal cash gains-for maximum harm… TOTALLY THE WRONG STRATEGY!
Needed-more midwives, junior doctors, nurses-not MARKETISERS FOR PROFIT and THROUGHPUT!
Abort the 2021 Health and Social Care Act-a disasterous mistake!!!
Shiny flyers are appearing through our letterboxes-as Private hospital chains offer rapid operations using NHS surgeons, nurses and anaethetists...
Pre-existing conditions not usually covered: Could you afford to self pay these fees-with energy, food, fuel bills rising...???
Required-More surgeons, midwives, nurses, less Marketising, bullying managers
Precisely why the 2021 Health and Social Care Act should be aborted!!!