The reality of the Regional Health Services is that they are going bust, and this without a political debate about the pragmatic options to design a situation….

Honest reporting by Dennis Campbell in The Guardian. He has two reports on 28th November 2014: Hospitals under pressure as ‘bedblocking’ hits record levels . This follows the suggestion from Bournemouth that patients should be “evicted” once social issues had superseded the medical ones..

Big rise in number of beds hospitals cannot use for new patients because occupants cannot be discharged

Dennis’ second report “NHS can save billions with small rise in spending on GPs, say researchers

Extra £72m a year could cut A&E visits, hospital stays and ambulance callouts, and allow doctors to focus on patient care

The reality of the Regional Health Services is that they are going bust, and this without a political debate about the pragmatic options to solve the situation….

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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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