The British Medical association has been accused of hypocrisy after offering private medical insurance to all its staff, (Private Commissioning) despite opposing Government reforms to create a more competitive market in healthcare.
There will always be hypocrisy in Health Care until we have leaders with the vision to open the debate properly. Is it more important to make utilitarian decisions for the many than to make every decision perfect for the individual? And should the debate be open (rationing)? When it comes to staff, the BMA showed it had the courage and integrity needed, and has every right to make this decision to offer PMI. What is more important is why they thought they needed to make the offer….It is now time for the health boards and PCTs to have the courage to reveal how many of their directors have PMI, so that their public can question why..
And hypocrisy is not confined to Hospitals, Trade Unions or National Politicians.
TOWN halls with a duty to improve public health are ploughing hundreds of millions of pounds into international companies selling alcohol and cigarettes.
The Mail Nick Craven reports 26th October 2013, following a number of charities accusing Mr Hunt of Hypocrisy over care of the elderly. He may be justified on utilitarian principles but we have not heard the debate…, and he has not had the courage to open it..