The evidence – and lack of it – is important. Doctors waiting rooms and out-patients should show James McCormack’s videos..

James McCormack is an entertainer as well as a professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has produced a number of videos, on overtreatment and drugs. They are on YouTube, funny, perceptive and informative. They need to be available in doctors waiting rooms, out patients and more readily linked on the internet. He advocates critical thinking and appraisal and sensible autonomous rationing.

For those who want an example video it’s:

The evidence – and lack of it is important. Doctors waiting rooms and out-patients should show James McCormack’s videos..

There is no lack of evidence (much of it on NHSreality) that the NHS cannot cope under it’s current ideological commitment.

The recent posting (NHS funding in England: money’s too tight to mention ) and the striking threat by doctors reveals just how inappropriate the current working model has become.

Doctors are resentful, and this generation of “juniors” will become tomorrow’s cynical consultants.

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Martin Rowson 27.08.2016

 

 

 

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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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