Its all going the get worse….“Will all those that are not dying please go home!” Rationing hits the headlines again and again whilst denied by government.. More and more Health Service employees realise the truth and are voting with their feet. Katie Gibbons reported 2nd August – “Exodus of paramedics causes 999 crisis” and nobody cares…The Perverse Incentive to deny is evident in the fact that none of the paramedics or the midwives (see below) will get even get an exit interview, so their masters will not hear the truth.
The Health Secretary also dropped his claim that the NHS had been given all the money it requested – admitting it was only enough to “get going” on a restructuring plan
Challenged by Jeremy Corbyn, the Prime Minister said key decisions must be made ‘at local level’
A fertility charity has called on the Health Secretary to take action after he promised to “step in” where care was being rationed.
…Officials said it is unclear whether a per capita cut to the health budget has ever happened before in the NHS’ entire 68-year history….The NHS last year recorded the biggest deficit in its history, at £2.45bn, and hospitals across the country are drawing up plans to try and make services “sustainable”….
“We are looking after one million more over 75s than were were five years ago and in five years time we will be looking after another million over 75s in England and that produces massive pressure on the NHS front line.
“People working in hospitals have never been busier, people in GP practices and in the social care sector the same.”
The Health Secretary refused to be drawn on recent reports that Theresa May has said the health service will see no increase in funding, or on whether the Autumn statement will see a boost for social care.
Mr Hunt said all areas of the NHS needed to make “painful and difficult efficiency savings”. But he said this should not mean denying patients the care they needed.
“I don’t at all accept that in order to make these efficiency savings we need to reduce the quality of care for patients,” he said….
Mr Hunt pledged to intervene, if the local NHS took decisions to ration care for patients.
“When we do hear of occasions that we think are the wrong choice has been made – where an efficiency saving has been proposed that we think would impact negatively on care – then we step in,” he said.
He said improvements in safety and quality of care would save the NHS money, in the long run.
“If you get an infection when you are having a hip replaced that will cost theNHS £100,000 to sort out as well as being incredibly painful and horrible and for the patient concerned,” he said.
Improvements in cancer care would save NHS funds, as well as lives, he suggested. “We know its two to three times cheaper to catch cancer at stage one rather than stage three or four,” he told the select committee.
The Government will step in when it thinks local NHS leaders have made the “wrong choices” about care being rationed in the health service, the Health Secretary has warned.
Civil Unrest starts in Enfield? This site began life on 15th October 2016: Defend Enfield NHS – Their strap line is “Will all those that are not dying please go home!”