The professor, who has made a career out of evidence-based scientific analysis, has himself fallen into the trap of political hyperbole and generalisations.
Posts Tagged: Doctors
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Easing pressure on A&E departments is not just about more money but good management throughout the NHS.
More money? There isn’t any. A grand bargain on social care? There’s no sign of agreement. A new GPs’ contract? There’s no appetite for more strikes.
Under-trained asylum caseworkers are rejecting clinical evidence, leading to misery for genuine applicants and expensive court defeats.
Jeremy Hunt: We will train the doctors we need – but we are entitled for them to be loyal to the NHS in return
Given each extra medical school place means a cost of £220,000 to the taxpayer, we must also ensure this money is being spent on staff for our NHS.
Andrew Brown: We must do more for junior doctors. But it should not include giving way to them on pay.
I was previously uncomfortable about the imposition of the contract, but now believe there is little alternative.
The arcane and unnecessary distinction between private and public sector employees is the root of the problem.
These organisations have that strong public service ethos – but also employ the entrepreneurialism and commercial discipline of the private sector.
Jeremy Hunt: Now the BMA has agreed the Junior Doctors contract, here are the next steps in NHS reform
Our broad programme is aimed at ensuring our healthcare is the safest and highest quality available anywhere.
Young doctors have been wickedly misled by the BMA to break the Hippocratic Oath – although one in five has had the bravery to cross the picket lines.
The union’s leaders have engaged in a dangerous and damaging political crusade, to the detriment of their profession.
The BMA unwisely challenged Ministers to choose between keeping doctors happy or acting to improve patient safety.
Plus: Schengen should be suspended. The doctors’ strike is a disgrace. A cow is more likely to kill you than a shark. And: Gove could develop into a fine Conservative leader.
This is a straight industrial dispute about pay, and high falutin rhetoric about patient safety, privatisation and all the rest is just that.