Skip to comments.NHS in Quicksand As Faces "National Emergency"
Posted on 09/17/2018 12:37:25 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
On the verge of a national emergency, regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) Improvement body just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. One in eleven jobs is vacant with nursing staff vacancies up 17% in only the last three months.
As BBC Health reports, this reality comes after sustained efforts by ministers and NHS bosses to tackle the shortages, including a new pay deal and recruitment and retention campaigns. Leadership referenced the situation as painting a bleak picture to acknowledging the burdens of increased demand, employee shortages and financial pressures was making it extremely hard to cope for staff.
This disheartening trend echoes consistently published failures in the health system and its rapidly eroding quality of care that culminated in NHS Englands chief hospital inspector declaring last October that it was not fit for the 21st century (see here).
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There is another article online about the horrors of all the foreign doctors in the UK. They are the ones most likely to be accused of abuse and malpractice.
They’re just not implementing socialism correctly.
Oh, yeah, I forgot. We should ship them all our Democrats so they can help them implement it correctly.
Mr. Moderator, I messed up. Of course the title is NHS, not NHA. Can it be changed? Sorry. :-(
Maybe they can bring in more Muslim nurses who can put the infidels on the Liverpool Care Pathway even they don’t call it that anymore.
Reading about the Muslim doctors working for the NHS will make your hair stand on end. People are delusional if they think these people can be trusted.
Ludwig von Mises described exactly why socialism fails everywhere. Its not the “tragedy of the commons,” corruption, political meddling, bureaucracy, etc... those are unavoidable side-effects, not causes.
Rather, its that without a free and open price mechanism to signal to both users and suppliers how to value one thing versus another, it is impossible to properly allocate what are always finite resources. No central planner can ever overcome this.
“Theyre just not implementing socialism correctly.”
Exactly! They obviously need to purge, re-educate, and execute the counter-revolutionaries who stand in the way of the People’s Revolution!
Only with the right amount of bloodshed can socialists truly achieve Utopia!
Shedding blood is pretty much the only thing that socialists can do. They've proven that over and over--about 100 million times over--in the past century or so.
If they bred humans to think and act like ants, then socialism would work. But then we’d be ants.
Control costs by dictating wages instead of adjusting to what the market requires and you end up with either a shortage of workers or poor workers or both.
But, but...the libs keep telling us that single payer works so well in Britain, that it’s much cheaper and better than our system.
They have been killing 120,000 people a year by denying healthcare. See Liverpool Care Pathway
They do not feed you or give you water let alone tend to your medical needs. You on a list and you die.
The Nursing shortage works great for my daughter - she is a superior Nurse and has been writing her own ticket with various agencies vying for her....
Ditto for subsidies. They actually harm the recipients, because they dont experience the repercussions of bad decisions to prevent such decisions.
Love ol Ludwig!
Exactly. Too bad so many people dont get it.
Of course the Tories will get the blame.
The NHS is the UK’s largest employer with over a million employees.
How many of those people actually see patients?
That is as it should be. Higher pay wil draw more people into the profession. Supply and demand work, which is why anti-gouging laws are stupid.
Rather like our bloated government school systems.
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