Author Topic: You’ve been asked to have your say on the NHS. You just don’t know about it.  (Read 1313 times)

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/nhs-mandate-england-consulation-deadline

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You really are becoming students of Stalin, aren't you? Doing everything behind the public's backs, hoping they won't notice. How long before you have prison camps, for us, too? Profit-making companies have no place in our healthcare system and you know it. Do you really not care about anything, except profits? It's becoming more and more obvious that you want to die rich, even though you know that almost certainly condemns you to Hell. I hope you're looking forward to it. But, don't expect us to stand idly by and not try to depend ourselves. The way things are going, you're going to have armed people fighting you. Let's hope you all see sense and do what's right for the people, rather than what's right for your bank balances.

When deciding on a mandate for the NHS, please say no to privatisation and put people ahead of profits. You never know, it might give you a nice, warm glow, for doing the right thing, for once.
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

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Nothing for the Labour-decimated Welsh NHS though.   :-\

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NHS consultation a ‘jedi mind trick’

With all the pellucidity of mud, the Government has asked the British public about changes to their Health Service through a process of whispers, winks and carrier pigeon.  Not wanting to draw attention to anything alarming, the Secretary of State (Jeremy Hunt) has sensitively chosen not to advertise the consultation for fear of ‘over-shadowing the John Lewis Xmas campaign’.

The proposals, which could see the NHS outsourced to ‘Poundland’, have been kept clearly in the public arena; like proof of aliens, the whereabouts of Lord Lucan or why the BBC has a red button.  In homage to the late Douglas Adams, the consultation document could be found: ‘…on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’.’

A spokeswoman for the Health Department said: ‘Primarily Mr. Hunt is shy.  He didn’t want to brag about all the excellent ideas he’s been having; such as ATM’s in surgeries, allowing private drug companies to print their own money or telling Junior Doctor they can sleep ‘only after retirement’. She explained:  ‘It’s like a bad diagnosis – ultimately, you’d rather not know.  Suffice to say we are all looking a bit peeky and I wouldn’t make any long terms plans’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/setting-the-mandate-to-nhs-england-for-2016-to-2017