On the Brexit slipway…. There is a problem: there may be too many to save, all at once.

Above all do no harm. I wish our politicians had read this before landing us on the Brexit lifeboat slipway. Unless there is bold leadership, which will have to come from outside the current leaders, we are heading for the water. The safety chain has been removed and we are awaiting the captains order to cast off and descend… There is a problem: there may be too many to save, all at once.

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The RCN in August reported: Patients need protecting in the event of a no deal Brexit. Patient safety could be put at risk if EU nurses aren’t guaranteed settled status should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

Alex Matthews-KIng reports in the Independent Friday 19th Jan 2019: Pharmacists facing ‘massive shortages’ in common medicines across UK, experts warn

Harriet Pike in the BMJ 19th Jan reports: GP workloads are made worse by shortages of common drugs.

 

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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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