Posted by: Witch Doctor | February 16, 2012

Abolish doctors first. The rest will follow

Well, My Black Cat, Sir Liam Donaldson was adamant five years ago that the country needs more doctors.

The Witch Doctor agreed with him then.

She still does.

However, Dr Phil in his comment following the last post, has picked up on what is really happening at the coalface.

“Medical numbers are to be cut at the Deaneries shortly, so Consultants will be in short supply, and the numbers in General Practice to be expanded. The way to get a square peg into a round hole is clearly a big hammer.”

It seems, therefore, that the establishment is totally ignoring Sir Liam Donaldson’s warning some five years ago.

It seems the NHS juggernaut is moving on.

And is about to crash over a cliff and about to become a “colossal wreck”

As you know, My Black Cat, it is not uncommon for us to use the very lowest form of wit when we concoct the posts for this blog. i.e. sarcasm, satire, irony – call it what you will.

We have a reason for writing in this way. Don’t we, My Black Cat?

And, because of this, we think we are pretty good at identifying these lowest forms of wit when used by others.

But this man has us well and truly flummoxed.

“Perhaps most importantly, the compulsory licensing of medical professionals should be abolished. Anyone should be at liberty to practice as a doctor or nurse, with patients relying on brand names or competing voluntary associations to ensure quality. Ending current restrictive practices is essential to enable private firms to increase productivity in the sector.

Restrictions on the types of treatment available ‘over the counter’ should be lifted to enable patients to obtain medication without recourse to registered doctors and regulated pharmacies.”

Read on……

Do read on……

And read all of what what they are saying over at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

HOW TO ABOLISH THE NHS

OK if you are hesitating, JUST DO IT!

CLICK WILL YOU!

Even if you can’t be bothered.

“The IEA continues to show the vitality and relevance of free market economics.” – So says DAVID WILLETTS MP

Decide for yourself when you click whether the commentary is vital and relevant or whether it is the lowest form of wit, the work of a true comedian.

Or……

Perish the thought.

Mr Richard Wellings can’t be serious!

Can he, My Black Cat?

IS THE UK PRODUCING TOO MANY DOCTORS? PART 1

IS THE UK PRODUCING TOO MANY DOCTORS? PART 2

IS THE UK PRODUCING TOO MANY DOCTORS? PART 3

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Responses

  1. He can’t be serious – can he?

    Anna :o]

    • Dunno.
      It’s a serious think tank.
      Health reforms are becoming such a farce that anything, however bizarre, is believable. When that stage is reached, whether this is a wind up or not, it surely means society is in trouble.

  2. Absolutely ghastly. I have never read so much dangerous rubbish in one article from a think tank (and said so in the comments.) It’s unbelievable stuff, completely random, with no evidence base from people who know nothing about health. We are in trouble if this lot gain the upper hand

  3. I have just submitted the following comment to the IEA website. It is being moderated at the moment. Wonder if it will appear. Presumably if it doesn’t, they are not into irony, sarcasm or whatever else you might call it over there.

    “It would be comforting to think this whole post is a ridiculous, magnificent, and yes, hilarious wind-up. However my Black Cat is taking it all very seriously and is spitting, arching her back, and wafting her tail ferociously. Worse still, she is so upset that she has stopped hunting rats for The Cauldron.

    Could Mr Wellings please reassure My Black Cat that his post is indeed a spoof so that The Witch Doctor can get on unabated with her entrepreneurial work in The Spell Pantry? If it is a spoof then perhaps he could also tell us why he wrote it?”

  4. Dear WD,

    I particularly liked the bit advocating ending of licensing of medicines. My only concern being that it would open up the spell book to those without your expertise! would any one like a splash of my Love potion number 9?

    Those that the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.

  5. It seems that there is no reassurance forthcoming that the IEA post is a spoof. The author does not seem to want to talk to My Black Cat. The conclusion must therefore be that what is written there is a serious reflection of the views of at least some of the people who reside in this think tank……a think tank that is said to have considerable influence on government.

    The other conclusion could be that over at the IEA they have the view that the Gods have made me and MBC mad before we are stricken by a thunderbolt!

  6. I’ve just read the IEA post with my own cat, and we’re both scratching our heads as well.

    I don’t know if you’ve seen this piece of news today? Things seem to be getting even more surreal at the moment.

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2012/03/16/queen-petitioned-to-reject-nhs-bill/

  7. [...] ABOLISH DOCTORS FIRST. THE REST WILL FOLLOW [...]


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