The borough, GPs and the NHS knows that the figures are wrong. But without someone to clean the information or update the systems, we will struggle.
Posts Tagged: Doctors
End the scandal of the young and healthy getting in ahead of the old and sick because of special favours.
It’s been estimated that they have the capability to vaccinate about 1.3 million Brits each week, and their services go beyond that.
Government sometimes treats the constraints fatalistically, rather than seeing them as a problem that prices, incentives, and regulations could affect.
Desmond Swayne: Same old Assisted Dying plan, same old unresolved problem – that it would put the vulnerable at risk
From medical prognoses through doctors’ assessments to non-existent codes of practice, the proposal lacks reliable safeguards.
Richard Holden: Access to cash. Here in County Durham, it matters to voters. Sunak should help to guarantee it.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.
Death is not a statistical data point, and the loss of life of a mother, a father, a child, and a key worker can never be filled.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Raghib Ali: The harms of lockdown are exceeding the gains – especially when it comes to school closures
Neither the Covid-19 recovery plan nor SAGE’s minutes indicate that a formal “health cost-benefit analysis” has been done. We need one.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
Luke Evans: The virus – and why the litigation nightmare that haunts our servicemen now also threatens our doctors
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Cristina Odone: What the police are doing about domestic abuse during the shutdown. And what more they should do.
The imaginative and innovative schemes that they are rolling out across the country to may come as a surprise.