Procurement in the NHS – next stop the courts.

Also from NHS rationing and an interesting exchange in correspondence.

David Lock QC regularly advises both NHS bodies and patients about the lawfulness of medical treatment decisions. He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham.  He authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors. David is a regular speaker about NHS issues and has been the […]

As you have rightly pointed out,
“We know that it will lead to a large number of legal disputes in the NHS and that resources will be diverted from patient care to legal spend.”
That is exactly why you lawyers are in it, you have spotted a money making opportunity. This gives you a license to print money. Lawyers have always been in it for themselves, you don’t give a toss about your clients. You only care about how much you can make out of a case.
I know what I am talking about, I have used the legal system, it is a complete waste of time, and only benefits those that work in it.
Don’t tell me I am being unfair, I know what I am talking about.
The Legal Profession is an old fashioned profession with old fashion views.


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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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