Your Independent Financial Medical Consultant

Once again government has decided that the NHS is not working properly and a major reorganisation is the only thing that can save it, get rid of  the bureaucrats they all scream, but by their own figures seven out of ten will remain, allied to that, a new bureaucracy will emerge at the next level with Doctors having to make decisions involving billions of pounds. They will need extra assistants to advise on the correct use of public money and accountability. We will lose medical Doctors as they take on the management role which will be a consequence of these reforms, and will they be looking at how much money can be kept inside their practices rather than making sure each patient gets the correct type of treatment, even now politicians are talking about Doctors getting extra bonuses, is this a gently bribe to bring Doctors on side?

Already Hospitals are a dumping ground for all the problems of society. Care in the community, was a good idea but, to achieve this they closed some of the mental hospitals and how many of these mental patients end up in general hospitals. Close all geriatric hospitals, yes but where do the elderly end up? being treated as a nuisance, blocking up beds and wards, extra help needed to clean and keep them healthy, more costs. With an ageing population the situation is only going to deteriorate, older people are looking for jobs why not employ them to look after the elderly infirmed, after all they will care about them and appreciate what is needed.

These reforms are just another shuffling of the same pack, some one knows better than the person directly  concerned, if they really wanted to reduce bureaucracy then an insurance based medical system would put the decision-making into the hands of patients and then health professionals would be working for us.

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About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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  1. What a fantastic blog on Your Independent Financial Medical Consultant | Social Freedom. !

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