The latest cuts have been made by politicians , without making tough choices themselves, and by denial and leaving the interpretation of the philosophy to the minister himself. It is politicians who are responsible for the abdication of any responsibility to discuss what is essential and what is desirable and what could be “self care” – in other words a pragmatic solution to our Regional Health Services, using ethical and educational arguments… We are making cuts in health services without involving politicians in discussion or debate about why!
Julia Hartley-Brewer in the Independent 31st July 2015 opines: The latest NHS cuts aren’t about health. They’re about blame – Tough choices don’t just have to be made by doctors – they have to be made by patients, too
Right, pay attention everybody. We’ve some tough choices to make. The NHS has to make £22bn of efficiency cuts by 2020, so where shall we start?