The worst results will be in poor areas with passive patients… Civil unrest could follow as “reality” hits home..

Chris Smyth reported 16th November 2016: Patient deaths rise by a fifth when nurses are replaced with assistants. The worst results will be in poor areas with passive patients… Civil unrest could follow as “reality” hits home.. The Health Services of the Uk are unsustainable as they are, and every politician knows it… but they will never admit this… Rationing staff is so tempting when they are the major expenditure, and repeated judgement comes in less than 4 years time..


The risk of patients dying in hospital increases by a fifth for each nurse on the ward replaced by a healthcare assistant, a study has concluded.

Cutting nurses is “life-threatening” and proposals for a less-skilled class of nursing worker put patients at risk, researchers said.

Hospitals hoping to use fewer skilled staff to save money have been warned not to repeat “the Mid Staffs fallacy” and assume that patients will not suffer.

Peter Griffiths, of the University of Southampton, one of the study’s authors,….

Rosemary Bennett in The Times 17th November 2016 explains beautifully the demographics which are going to lead to Civil Unrest in the UK unless we address them. The lack of aspiration in education in the dead towns of the periphery is most worrying…

Anger at social divisions ‘carries echoes of 1930s‘

Growing public anger at the “them and us” society risks “turning ugly” as it did in Europe in the 1930s , the social mobility watchdog warned yesterday.

So-called treadmill families earning the national average of £27,000 a year are “running harder and harder but standing still”, its report said.

An unfair education system, a two-tier labour market, a regionally imbalanced economy and unaffordable housing are taking their toll, it added.

Millennials — those born in the 1980s who came of age at the turn of the century — are the first generation since the war not to start work on higher incomes than their predecessors.

Other data in its annual report show problems emerging at a younger age. Bright children from poor backgrounds still have little chance to break in to the educational fast stream, the report shows. In one year, 2010, not a single child on free school meals from the northeast got a place at Oxbridge….

Chris Smyth reports 17th November 2016: Poor home care ‘creating a living hell’, so perhaps its a good job few of the demented are voting…

Dementia sufferers are left hungry, thirsty and soiled because of “harrowing” neglect hidden behind closed doors, campaigners say.

Substandard home care is having devastating consequences for people with dementia as untrained staff struggle with everyday tasks, the Alzheimer’s Society warns. Older people have ended up in hospital, moving to a care home or even wandering into the road because of poor care that can make life a “living hell” for families, a report concludes.

Civil unrest will be inevitable… This is the future … “Super-surgeries with 50,000 patients” – take it or leave it..

What is the true story behind NICE stopping “A&E safe staffing guidance” levels? Money and fear of civil unrest…

This is just the start of civil unrest. The patients will cause a lot more problems than the doctors. Strike won’t cure sick NHS

The start of “Civil Unrest” in the Regional Health Services – as predicted by NHSreality?

GP Crisis Becoming Steadily Worse – “the public won’t tolerate complacency from a government that bears a large measure of the responsibility for this mess.” Civil Unrest to follow?

Naive and childlike Politicisation of Health – civil unrest and internal migration are possible

West Cumbria hospital changes: ‘Public unrest’ warning

Crisis – what crisis?

“Will all those that are not dying please go home!” Rationing hits the headlines..

Emergency Units (the safety net) are failing…. Wales is “bust”…

The next 50 years: is the NHS financially sustainable? Reconstruction and renewal is needed urgently….

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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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