This weeks rationing. The elderly, Maternity care and IVF. Abolish the Welsh Assembly?

3 articles tell the real situation as opposed to the unreality which is pandered by politicians. This week there were 3 items on rationing. The elderly, Maternity care and IVF. Please do not bury heads in the sand any longer. To save the Health Services we need a truly National and equitable System with overt rationing. If this means reversing devolution in Wales then so be it. (Abolish the Welsh Assembly party launch Nov 2015) Citizens would have 10% more to spend on health and education in Wales. Scotland is different as funded separately. Wales pays the same taxes for Englnad v Wales 2012 (2014)less choice and lower standards. Time to reverse a mistake..

Tom Morgan in The Telegraph 5th April reports: Health rationing row as NHS hospitals set out rules preventing the elderly from having operations

Ben Spencer in The Mail offers 12th April: Is the NHS rationing IVF? Just 1 in 6 health boards are now offering the recommended three cycles

BBC News reports a Coroner (Andrew Walker in North Middlesex): ‘Risk of death’ warning over access to caesareans – A senior coroner has warned of a risk of future deaths if the NHS favours vaginal delivery over caesarean sections on the basis of cost.

Devolution of health to Wales was a mistake?



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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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