The NHS was built-in 1945 when the country was bankrupt.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/carney-hails-signs-more-balance-uk-economic-recovery-uk-interest-rates-hike-looms-1453976 This article dated June 24, 2014 predicts 3% growth for the economy this year. Stay with us on this one as we attempt to connect the dots.
This is a short 2 minute video, explaining how Barclay’s sustains its profligacy. Bear in mind Barclay’s is just one bank, there are many in the City of London. The Bonus figure here is £2,000,000,000. Now we go to the link in the Telegraph dated 18, June,2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10908088/NHS-England-faces-2bn-funding-gap-officials-warn.html Are you following the coaliltion. Here we have the NHS facing a £2,000,000,000 funding gap for 2014 .”One has nothing to do with the other you say”. We disagree. For many years now we have been subject to an authoritarian plutocracy, government by wealth. As with all countries there’s a certain amount of money in the kitty as it were. If one takes more, then one takes less, unless one taking more creates more, however the banking fraternity are still being supported by the UK taxpayers, Barclay’s included , despite their bravado. All major banks up till the present day, are taxpayer subsidised, so in the bankers example, the economics do not apply.
Apologies for using this BBC image, its important to portray David Cameron and the Worth Economic Forum, as that’s one of the organisations he works for.
How the NHS spends £2,600,000,000 a year filling gaps with agency staff. The Daily Mail Saturday, June 21, 2014, by James Chapman. Political Editor. No direct link to this article. Spending on temporary and agency staff in the NHS has been branded “out of control” as official figures show costs have soared to £2.6Billion a year. Hospitals are hiring agency nurses for as much as £160 an hour-or £1800 a shift-as they struggle to cope with rising demands on services, particularly A&E departments. Figures obtained by Labour show that NHS trusts spent £1.2 billion on temporary staff in 2013-4. Foundation trusts which have a degree of independence, spent nearly £1.4 billion – 162% more than they originally planned. There are now more than 60 private firms providing agency nursing and medical staff to the NHS. Doctors can earn huge sums with shifts, with one agency doctor at Mid Staffs getting £5,700 for a days work in 2010 and consultants being paid around £3,200 for a single shift. In many cases the NHS pays commission of 20% or more to agency’s providing the staff. Typically agencies employees are up 30% more expensive than equivalent permanent staff but critics have pointed to evidence that costs can sometimes more than double.
Trusts often have to find more workers to fill empty positions on bank holidays and meet unexpected surges in demand. In Kent one hospital paid 21 locum A&E doctors £1,000 each for a single shift in casualty last year. Shadow health minister Liz Kendal said Labour warned about the dangers of cutting nurses jobs and training but the Government ploughed ahead anyway. Now hospitals are spending billions of pounds extra on temporary and agency staff. It’s a complete false economy. Patient care is going backwards under this Government and ministers are losing grip of the NHS finances. David Cameron needs to sort out the mess he’s created and get the NHS back on track. The most recent quarterly report states that foundation trusts planned to spend £523 million on agency staff in 2013-4 but ended up spending £1.4 billion -162% more than planned. By comparison there is only 0.3% discrepancy between the planned and actual costs of non agency staff. NHS organisations have cited difficulties recruiting permanent staff as one of the reasons for overspend on temporary staff, particularly nurses and middle grade doctors. But at the same time more than one in three NHS trusts in England have plunged into the red and now have combined deficits of £241 million.
Ministers say they will take no lessons from Labour, which regularly oversaw deficits in the NHS. David Cameron said ” The average wait in A&E was 77 minutes when Labour was in power, it is now 30 minutes under this Government”. A Conservative health spokesman said ” In the wake of the terrible events at Mid Staffs that took place on Labour’s watch, and following the Francis Report , the NHS has responded emphatically. In some cases temporary staff have been used to address under staffing problems that persisted under the last government, but there are now 7,400 more permanent doctors and 5,700 more permanent nurses than in 2010. We’ve also increased adult nursing training by 10% this year”
We would like to add, surely it’s not beyond the wit of man that with an aging population and a population explosion, the latter engineered over many years and still increasing to plan for the future.
The above article in the Mail states the Government has increased adult nursing training by 10% this year. Clearly woefully inadequate considering the perfect storm, of population and age.
Corruption, incompetence either or both, anyway you view this latest disclosure about this NHS trust chairman – it smells fishy, and I don’t believe its the fish my wife’s frying either.
And for the final link, this resonates at RH, our understanding of the deception that is Parliament. Time for a new way guys.
“The Truth when you finally chase it down, is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears”
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