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With Dave and Nick on an NHS listening tour, it might help IF we were all brought into the reasoning for the proposed changes. OK, get rid of the PCTs, which means shedding a few appointees (possibly ex-councillors!) and health "managers" on these Quangos. But if the commissioning powers (and with it the money) are passed to GP consortiums, our Doctors will be spending less time in the surgery than they do now; they'll probably have to outsource the admin to the professionals who have been made redundant by the demise of the PCTs anyway, so basically the privatisation of "the NHS admin"! Now they're talking about bringing in NHS staff and (wait for it) Councillors into these new "Boards" to replace the PCTs - which basically takes us all the way back to the original District and Regional Health Authorities - thus full circle. :roll:

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wow! and if we dont watch out, there will be central purchasing, central stores and lots of cost savings from this. Lots of centralisation and savings from unnecessary administrative staff..lots of making hospitals bigger so everyone is treated in the one place, thus saving on building maintenance, electricity, staffing, etc...

 

We will be able to build more homes for treatment of Altzeimers patients possibly on Omega as this could attrract customers from a larger area, thus creating even more cost savings and lots of surplus money...

We will be able to have more beds from the savings, and treat more patients....until the age bubble bursts and there will be a surplus of beds

 

and someone will dream up the moving of patients into the community and having trusts set up for managing the funds...and giving councillors and "experts" a part time job with lots of perks......

 

I could write a book about this!!!!!!

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Well Dave is passionate about the NHS, and has said it's "safe in his hands", even promised to ring fence spending on it - so, I wonder why NHS Trusts are trying to make savings, by cutting back on hip replacements for example, leaving surgeons with more time for the golf course? :?

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I wonder why NHS Trusts are trying to make savings, by cutting back on hip replacements for example, leaving surgeons with more time for the golf course? :?

 

NO. It's to free up time to get to the hospital from their main job at Spire. (Especially with 20mph limits.)

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