Posted by: Witch Doctor | May 14, 2008

George Monbiot has rattled DOH cages!

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TIME FOR PATIENTS TO JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES

The Witch Doctor reads what George Monbiot says:

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WHO ARE THE STALKERS. WHO IS BEING STOCKED
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GEORGE MONBIOT ON POLYCLINICS
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Basically, the real motivation behind polyclinics was becoming increasingly apparent. A market being generated for Big Business. Lean healthcare and up-skilling becoming the mantra, so the new businesses will profit. Not little local businesses although there might be the odd gesture in that direction. No. GP’s being herded by the government into the big nationals and multi-nationals resting in the wings – the Boots, the Tescos, the United Health, the Virgins of this world.

Divide and rule.

DIVIDE AND RULE
(with a foreign flag fluttering in the background)

Divide the patients (and clients) from their GP’s (GP’s paid to much and too damn lazy to work evenings and weekends!).

Divide GP’s and hospital consultants (Even patient referrral letters from GP to consultant are sabotaged by management teams).

Divide GP’s from each other by encouraging some to become entrepreneurs and capitalise on the fact that the majority of them are now women, many of whom have hectic lives and rely on part-time work.

Then the word “Polyclinic” took a downturn. So it was dropped. The old fashioned, familiar and friendly term “Health Centre” replaced it. The voters wouldn’t be suspicious of a nice new “Health Centre” in their area, would they?

Then, last Friday, Lord Darzi had to make reassuring noises:

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LORD DARZI SETS OUT TOUGH RULES FOR CHANGES IN THE NHS
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Try and find any of these tough rules that should not have been implicit in how any government should conduct it’s business.

And try to find the word “polyclinic” in this document.

And now, in The Guardian, Ben Bradshaw tackles George Monbiot’s article:

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OUR PROPOSALS ARE ABOUT IMPROVING THE NHS, NOT PRIVATISING IT
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Sure! Especially with an election looming!

Lastly, but by no means least read Dr Grumble’s take on all this. Dr Grumble only speaks nowadays when he feels very strongly about something. And when he does, what he says is very measured and full of common sense.

Keep an eye on Dr Grumble.

GRUMBLE SPEAKS

Yes, keep an eye on Dr Grumble!

And The Jobbing Doctor has something to say on Polyclinics and on feeding bloated bureaucracy.

Keep an eye there too!

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