Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links. A National Disgrace.

BBC News reports 29th November 2013: Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links

“A further 19 hospitals are to carry out investigations after receiving police information about serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, the government has said.

The Metropolitan Police have passed material about Savile to the Department of Health, which has given it to the 19 hospital trusts to investigate.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he expected reports on visits by the late DJ to those hospitals by next June.

It brings the total number of hospitals under investigation to 32.

Savile is believed to have abused hundreds of victims.

The former BBC presenter of Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It died aged 84 in October 2011 – a year before allegations that he had sexually abused children were broadcast in an ITV documentary…..”

This is a National Disgrace. It shows how we now live in a media led society, and one without the management skills and morality to cope with the media. It is the media who are also winding up the debate regarding attitudes to closures and locality rationing of health services.

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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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