Health care and the Welsh elections – comparative analysis and graphics with England

There are graphics for cataract, coronary by pass, hip surgery and coronary angioplasty. In all but the latter there is divergence or a big difference.

Those living on the border have a choice. They can register in Wales for “free prescriptions” and then when they need choice of specialist/centre of excellence they can register with a GP in England and have access to “Choose and book”. The emperor has no clothes..NHS Emperor naked

Border Issues – When we will need border controls? Bevan’s “frontier” issues..

NHS ‘postcode lottery’ denies Welsh nurse £70,000 treatment for rare stomach cancer because the hospital is across the border in England

NHS ‘postcode lottery’ denies Welsh nurse £70,000 treatment for rare stomach cancer because the hospital is across the border in England

60% jump in patients kept waiting past scan deadline – Wales declines faster and experiences “Frontier” issues

Frontier issues: Patient in Wales fights to be treated in England

Naïve and childlike Politicisation of Health – civil unrest and internal migration are possible

Why are so many charities supporting an “un-rationed” Health Service?

Devolution of health to Wales was a mistake?

Patients and the professions are ready to ration health care strategically, without devolution. It’s the politicians and the managers who won’t hear of it because the strategy might mention rationing. Englnad v Wales 2012 (2014)

 

 

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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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