How long will the UK citizens put up with untruths? How long will it take for the proper debate to begin? The Economist recognises rationing, Enoch Powell in “A new look at Medicine and Politics” recognised rationing in 1966. We cannot go on without knowing what (for us) will be unavailable. It is surely a human right to be able to plan for your own health, your family’s health, your death, and illnesses. No wonder citizens are getting more and more angry..
If we want to win the cooperation and hearts and minds of medical staff we need to find out the truth about what they think. BMA conferences full of retired and burnt out doctors may reject the “long term plan” but there is no link with the doctors at the coal face.
Not only is devolution a failure (certainly in Wales) but the 4 different systems allow different language of obfuscation, different methods of rationing, and outcomes. The anger will be the same.
Enoch Powell 4 Supply and Demand – Rationing Minister of health for 3 years 2nd Edition 1974
Toni Hazell 28th June in GP mag: Here are two potential problems with primary care networks. Huge hurry, and who takes responsibility?