Thanks to John Evans for this news posting. The health service might be the short term loser in this election, but without some form of PR, and depoliticising Health, the longer term manpower planning and overt rationing needed will never occur… So a “federal UK”, might help, but we will still be left with the 4 different health services, and post code rationing differences, unless we reconfigure to the mutual that we all used to be proud of…. Doctors.net reveals the disengagement of the professions… NHSreality predicts a continuing denial by politicians. It’s going to get worse.. If a “none of the above” party were formed….? Doctors.net’s “Shock election win for doctor” reveals that even well respected politicians can lose out to well organised medics in the right political colour for that area..
Majority of doctors believe none of the political parties have the right prescription for the NHS
A survey of over 600 GPs and hospital doctors, conducted by Doctors.net.uk found that only a third of doctors believe that any party offers the “best plan for the future of the NHS“. The largest group, 42% selected “none of the above” from a full-list of current UK parties while the Labour and the Conservative parties each drew just over 10% of support.
Support for NHS Party Plans: In your opinion, what party do you think has the best plan for the future of the NHS?
Don’t know: 25%
Labour Party: 10%
Conservative Party: 10%
Green Party 5%
Liberal Democrat Party: 3%