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Starmer is speaking completely irresponsible nonsense in regards to the NHS

Starmer is speaking completely irresponsible nonsense in regards to the NHS


I’m attempting, very onerous, to maintain calm this morning having learn the next article on the entrance of the Sunday Telegraph:

It is rather obvious that Labour is intent on pursuing its anti-doctor, anti-NHS, agenda.

It is usually very obvious that Labour is intent on placing itself within the place that David Cameron was in after 2010, because the celebration of austerity intent on interesting to the middle-class, Torygraph studying voter who hates the state and all it could do for us, as main Labour politicians so now very clearly do as effectively. Why else promote concepts behind that far-right newspaper’s paywall?

And what’s additionally clear is that Starmer is as totally incompetent as Wes Streeting on the subject of this subject.  I’ve already mentioned this text with a physician this morning (it helps to be married to at least one) however I’ll quote different medical doctors who share her view, together with Rachel Clarke:

So why would Starmer do that? As a result of the non-public medical sector hates GPs, in fact, as a result of they’re so unhealthy for its enterprise mannequin. That’s exactly as a result of one of the crucial primary duties of a GP is to guard individuals from pointless medical interventions at finest (i.e. if they’re really effectively), and to direct them to those which can be actually wanted, so eliminating pointless duplication if issues are at their worst (i.e. when there could also be one thing mistaken).

However, together with Rachel Clarke, I agree the NHS wants reform. Most of all, individuals have to keep away from it. Proper now GP appointments are working at double the quantity that they have been solely a few a long time in the past. So let’s begin with the reform that’s actually required – which is the one wanted to maintain individuals away from medical doctors within the first place As Dr Philip Hammond has mentioned on this:

He may have added air high quality too. That’s the most urgent want when so many individuals are actually in hospital due to respiratory illnesses which can be avoidable with masks and measures to enhance air high quality which may have a large impression on well being, simply as enhancing water high quality did within the nineteenth century. However Labour will not speak about that: it’s far too right-wing libertarian to debate points equivalent to public well being. Solely assembly client demand issues it. And, in fact, it’s refusing to open its chequebook.

Nor will it speak in regards to the paperwork that actually must be faraway from the NHS. That may contain eliminating each hospital and ambulance belief and all of the commissioning teams, every with their very own massively costly and duplicated programs, requirements, guidelines and accounting and reporting necessities in addition to fairly unnecessarily costly administration. Merely substitute the lot with accountable regional built-in well being authorities protecting all well being and social care in important geographic areas. That is the place the reform of the NHS is required. However in fact, that will make it tougher for the non-public sector to get their arms on the service, so Starner and Sweeting aren’t going there.

I’ve spent 13 years now opposing neoliberal Tories who’ve moved ever additional proper, and are actually neo-fascist, as Suella Braverman makes clear by her feedback, repeatedly.

However now I’ve to face the prospect of a Labour authorities that’s each totally incompetent, as  Starmer’s feedback famous above show, but additionally wilfully negligent in its accountability to its members and the individuals of this nation in abandoning something even near a left-of-centre precept.

How a lot decrease can politics on this nation go?



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