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The NHS is not perfect

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We all know the NHS isn't perfect, but these days what is?  I'm sick of people who don't actually work in the NHS trying to tell us what we should be doing or how we should be doing it.  They may be occasional beneficiaries of the services the NHS provide, but they aren't involved in the day to day running of it so how can they think they are qualified to pass judgement.

Whilst Im banging on about our NHS problems; heres another big chunk of it.  The less than useless middle managers we have to work with!  I'm sick of these idiot managers that tell us we are over-spending THEIR money on OUR patients.  What do they know about patient care?

A knee x-ray, NHS is not perfect These people (so called managers) frequently tell us that we can't do certain procedures or operations and I'm sick of the Department of Health denouncing their responsibilities.  It's high time that professionals were properly funded and allowed to get on and do their job.

If they (the Department of Health) actually gave each Primary Care Trust in the country the amount of money that each Trust needed for their demographic, there would be enough money to go round and patients would get the care that they need.

As an example, Gloucestershire has a very high proportion of elderly, who obviously use more NHS resources.  Does Gloucestershire get the amount of money it needs?  No it definitely doesn't.  You can't treat every area the same, just as you wouldn't treat each patient the same.

It's time the NHS was funded and managed properly and the people in the front line dealing with patients were actually listened to for a change.


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Why it's all going down the plug hole.

Why it's all going down the plug hole.

There is a huge class system operating within the NHS. The surgeons and consultants walk the wards of the hospitals as if they they were aristocrats treating all and sundry they encounter with utter disdain. Utter snobs. The administrators are destroying the healthcare system through bureaucracy. The medically qualified do not talk to the administrators as it's beneath their dignity. The administrators try to make out their jobs are more imporatnt than they really are.
Why it's all going down the plug hole.
10th Apr 14 20:45

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Death on the NHS

Death on the NHS

I have often though whether it would be better to be executed by the guillotine [how many minutes would my head be aware of its predicament after having been severed?] or pain and anguish suffered during the time awaiting for a judgement regarding euthanasia for myself in the event that I or my body was dying far too slowly.
Death on the NHS
17th Dec 13 20:09

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Nick

Nick

Re: Gross Greed - 28-Dec-10 01:17
That must be the most expensive tea and biscuits I've ever heard of! Sit down in Harrods and have a really nice afternoon tea and you won't be set back by an amount anywhere near that £920. London + Private = Prestige(not in quality but in price)
Nick
15th Nov 13 12:01

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Nick

Nick

To say that NHS is not perfect is a massive understatement. It's an absolute shambles.
Nick
15th Nov 13 11:48

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Stan

Stan

I have a prolonged experience as an observer of the NHS, because my wife has had lifelong severe mental health problems and one of our children was born with an extreme mental handicap. Both of them have been in every conceivable form of NHS care.I could list all the terrible things that have happened to them but there is no space and no one would believe me.Despite regular news stories of the treatment of the vulnerable it seems almost a sin to criticise the NHS. Politicians for example will never do so. My experience has taught me that ill treatment and abuse of certain groups particularly the elderly, the mentally ill and and the mentally infirm is commonplace and that large numbers of the senior medical staff and the administrators know it and do nothing about it.It might be an indicator that I have never come across a doctor in any form of NHS care, medical or psychiatric
Stan
19th Aug 12 16:22

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Gross Greed

Gross Greed

Just had a bill from a London private hospital. I was in their care as an out patient for exactly 1 hour. They gave me a cup of tea and biscuits. Bill was £920 for the accommodation. Not the surgeon, not the medical advice. Just the hospital charges. Not even a proper room, it was a curtained area off a corridor.
Gross Greed
28th Dec 10 01:17

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hospital management sucks

hospital management sucks

The hospital management who receive a handsome salary always moan of lack of funding but still have sufficient funds to fight negligence cases. They hire expensive lawyers and barristers, recruit private detectives and other means to win their cases, but they just never have enough funds to recruit another underpaid nurse or feed their patients. What manipulative, cold and self-interested liars they are.
hospital management sucks
21st Nov 10 23:34

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NHS exploded

NHS exploded

Some, and I mean some frontline staff should have never been recruited. They have poor communication skills, are extremely lazy, arrogant and with attitude problems. I watched a relative in Intensive care post heart bypass being treated badly by Intensive care nurses! I was absolutely mortified by their resentment at working and wondered why they had applied for such a sensitive and specialist job. Sick patients are in intensive care because they're nearing death (and I am stating the obvious here) but being treated with contempt by some nasty and lazy frontline nurses. Having complained about their bad behaviour, my relative was ignored and disrespected by other nurses in other departments. Clearly they'd been spreading nasty comments. It took confrontation with a Consultant, indirect threats and raised voices to humble them quickly.... I am outraged and saddened by the state of our NHS and think of those who have no-one to defend them at such vulnerable times.
NHS exploded
18th Nov 10 12:02

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Kat

Kat

I blame the NHS management who are not doing their job properly. They are not monitoring or taking patients health as the utmost importance. Excuses are made for poor services.

It is so easy to blame the front line staff. The management are their to supervise and monitor continuously but only sit in their offices looking at figures and defending key staff when complaints are made.

The hospital departments are good for some cases but mainly an overstretched poor service with poor management. They need to get rid of old managers, train up new managers who can check on the staff who are not up to a good standard of service.
Kat
18th Nov 10 11:22

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NHS is a murderer

NHS is a murderer

My experience of NHS staff is worrying indeed. These reckless, incompetent, uninterested idiots should not be employed to murder, yes murder through sheer negligence, and then allowed to getaway with it. Do you know that once you complain about ill-treatment they play paranoia games to confuse you. They keep you waiting deliberately for appointments, tell you the oxygen monitor is not working at crucial moments, ring you in the middle of the night with wrong information to worry you incessantly, leave you in blood-soaked bedding for hours, seek negative personal rumours, lies to discredit you and drop hints Basically these sick individuals will resort to nasty tactics to cover up their criminal negligence. Why are these idiots being paid????!
NHS is a murderer
18th Nov 10 00:01

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Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

A very Intelligent gripe essay,I could not agree more.The people who work for the nhs do get a good deal of unfair abuse and critisism.Speaking from my own experience of the Nhs the overwhelming majority are a great bunch of people.
Mr Hicks
15th Jul 09 00:41

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Billy

Billy

Very true. Blasting around on blue lights in old knackered motors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Billy
5th Sep 08 14:03

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Nursey

Nursey

Leeds NHS trust are now employing the services of private ambulances, these are manned by unqualified staff, my only guess is that it is to save money but it will cost patients lives.
Nursey
10th Jun 08 14:00

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john m

john m

do as I have just done.the public are being invited to join the local trusts as members where we can have our say and hopefully get listened too.
john m
20th May 08 14:05

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Marco

Marco

The NHS is overburdened by people abusing the system. Calling out ambulances for minor injuries / illnesses. The ambulance service is a huge cost to the taxpayer and must be used responsibly. Some people actually call it out as a convenience so that they attempt to jump the queue at hospital, by attempting to bypass the triage nurse.

I dare not call one out unless it is serious, but others simple call them out for check ups????

Are we serious about using resources appropriately??
Marco
3rd Nov 07 20:23

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