Dr Gill, a GP in Kent goes on to talk about contracted and salaried GPs and the demise of “continuity of care”.. The following film focusses on an American model alternative when there is no reason for this to be the model for the 4/5 different UK systems. The weakness in both the article and the video is denial of the need to ration overtly…. The honest debate asked for by Mr Stevens has not yet begun…. but watch the video, and do not stay gagged..
On borrowed time – The demise of General Practice Dr Bob Gill GP Welling, Kent February 2015
National Health Service privatisation plan has utilised many reliable techniques including concealment, divide and rule, and playing the long game. The Thatcher plan produced by the Adams Smith Institute in 1988 has been enacted by consecutive governments with only a few being aware. Failure by mainstream media and representative bodies to inform and educate the public and professionals has been an essential ingredient. How else could you disguise the gross betrayal of the public interest being conducted without raising significant public resistance? You can not oppose something that you didn’t know was going on.
A tsunami of structural change; the NHS has been abolished; increasing restrictions and exclusions; obsession with performance targets; the system is rotten; management and not doctors calling the shots; Tony Blair embraced Thatcher’s internal market; increasing Americanisation; PFI is derided (not allowed any more, and not ever in Wales); choice is a distraction when there is undercapacity, but it does help people aspire; we are losing something very special indeed…We ALL need to speak out.