Skip to comments.Doctors 'Should Accept Pay Cut Or Be Sacked' [UK]
Posted on 07/15/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT by Lorianne
Thousands of doctors and nurses may be sacked unless they agree to drastic changes to their pay and conditions as hospitals strive to make billions of pounds worth of savings, it has been claimed.
NHS bosses have suggested terminating all staff contracts and reoffering them on different terms, according to a leaked document obtained by The Sunday Times.
New terms could include pay cuts of up to 5%, an end to overtime for nights, weekends and bank holidays, and reduced holiday leave, the newspaper said.
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They just can't face the fact that Socialized Medicine, in a culture with an increasing percentage of its people consisting of parasites, both foreign and domestic is doomed to fail?
Your house has a leaky faucet? can't be fixed? It's a gusher now?
burn the freaking house down!
That's the ticket.
Solves the problem every time!
Sacked British doctors can probably get a job in the US.
If just a quarter of regular daily visitors donated $1 a month, we would have no Freepathons and equipment could get regular preventive maintenance? Maybe even have standby servers?
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Doctors should take a couple of months off and tell all the gov types to go F#*k themselves !
Lets see how long politicians stay in power when the working class decides not to work any longer and sits on their hands for 6 month while those who sponge off the backs of those industrious enough to make a paycheck wonder where their next handout is coming from.
It can't function long-term any other way.
The last swirl around the bottom of the loo.
Government run systems, including the health care system, work poorly or not at all. Big systems either work on their own or they malfunction or nonfunction, because anything that can go wrong will go wrong with them. Trying to reform a malfunctioning or nonfunctioning system will not work because the new system will have new problems that are just as bad or worse than the old problems.
They would never think of doing any of that to the drones at the DMV Office or the fatasses at the DHS airport entry points... or the layabouts on welfare or food stamps!
I’m a 57 year old ER doc, and my plan is to chuck it come 2014 and just do part time urgent care, preferably cash only no insurance, no more nights no more holidays occasional weekend, maybe. Not gonna kill myself working in the ER for a pittance. Not worth it.
When I have gone to the ER, which is seldom, the bills I get are rather ridiculous. Not intended to criticize but someone or the hospital must be raking off a bunch of money (about $600) for that 2 or 3 minutes I saw the ER doctor. What is the real story here?
I realize that but don’t the ER doctors get paid regardless through the hospital or the contractors who handle the ER service? $600 for 2 minutes seems a bit excessive to me. That’s $18,000 per hour on a busy night. I think doctors should be well compensated but I don’t think I should be making their yacht payments either.
Well, I exaggerated. It was only $575 and was billed out of the doctor’s office directly. The ER doctors are private contractors at the hospital and the sign on the wall says so. The hospital bill is another $10 or $15,000 in addition to that. In my world we call that highway robbery. And I was sent home, told to take an aspirin and call my family doctor if it recurred.
Most of the cost was paid by my insurance company but that is just an illusion as we all pay for it regardless in the end. I just thought it was a huge rip-off. And it was just this kind of crap that brought on Obamacare.
For the uninsured who wind up going to the ER, they would be sent the bill for monies they could never hope to repay and these horror stories were taylor made for the politicians to exploit. Many of these people were hounded by the bill collectors and inevitably wound up in bankruptcy.
What I have long advocated is that all fees be posted right on the wall for anyone to see when they show up; just like you see when you take your car in for maintenance. Nobody knows what the heck any of these charges are for or how to read these insurance breakdowns and codes. The whole system is just rife with fraud.
The doctors are not blameless. They should have seen the handwriting on the wall a long, long time ago. And they should have been front and center demanding this be cleaned up before we got to this point. People of modest means which includes most of us can’t afford this any more. And with our aging population and fading minds we don’t have a clue what is going on. It is cheaper to buy a gun and blow one’s head off than fight the system. (just hyperbole for those who wonder)
I don’t believe that Obamacare is workable. Too much red tape and bureaucracy.
This could have been solved if the costs were transparent to the “consumer” (the patient) so they know up front what something costs. Where else does the vendor get to charge anything that they can dream up? Would any thinking person go into Wal-Mart or any other retailer and not expect to see a price tag on something? Go into the hospital and a person doesn’t know shinola about anything except they are going to be raped financially. Now we all get to pick up the tab. Obamacare solves nothing.
Virtually any one of us can be wiped out of a lifetime of savings by one serious medical condition. It wasn’t always like this. Now it has become a racket at every level. There are a lot of people associated with the medical care in this country who should modeling orange jump suits at Leavenworth.