Two recent news items reveal the denial of the inability to manage the finances in the 4 health services. The reality is that NHS England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales are all bust and broken, and the prospect of a realistic saving mechanism is remote. Keep hold of your Private Insurance Policy if you have it, especially where waiting lists are longest and choice is most limited. Look at the graph and imagine the situation in another decade.. Class resentment will be evident once the different life expectancies sink in.. (Is your lifespan more than a postcode lottery? – BBC News)
NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows.
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles claims on behalf of trusts, said it was trying to reduce the costs.
It blamed big rises in claims and legal costs from claimants.
Lawyers said the costs would not exist if the NHS had not been negligent and accused it of delaying claims.
The figures include defence and claimants’ legal costs which can vary depending on who wins or loses and emerged from analysis by the BBC of NHSLA data.
The NHSLA covers health trusts for claims by taking money from them every year based on what the expected payouts will be, so as payouts rise so do premiums.
We need no fault compensation, and caps on redundancy fees which are withheld if another job is made available within a year in the same organisation
Class resentment is coming..
Update 30th September: Boss resigns at troubled health trust (over improper re-employment)