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.