Wednesday, 13 April 2011

NHS theorems for beginners.




The British patient does not like paying for anything.

The National Health Service is free.

Ergo the British patient is happy.

QED.


The British patient believes they have the best health service in the world.

The British patient is ignorant but believes this because their healthcare is free.

Ergo the British patient is happy.

QED


The British public understand the market.

If it is cheap at a supermarket they will buy it even if they don’t need it.

If healthcare is free at the point of delivery the British public will use it even if they don’t need it.

The British public understand the NHS market.

Ergo the market works for politicians.

QED.


Politicians believe that the National Health Service is the best in the world.

The British patient is ignorant but believes this because their healthcare is free.

The Politicians know better for it is too expensive.

Ergo reform is essential.

QED


Politicians know nothing about healthcare.

They are therefore best placed to deliver healthcare.

They believe reform is essential and believe it works.

Ergo more reform is always essential.


QED.


For those of us in healthcare what is QED?

Quite Extensive Destruction by those who know nothing about healthcare.

The patient gets healthcare for free but the healthcare worker gets shafted by each successive group of politicians. Absolute power corrupts absolutely therefore politicians can succeed with numerous reforms which deliver what?

Quite Extensive Destruction of that which works at the expense of public service to service pockets' politic at the expense of the taxpayer for management costs rise while health service provision falls.

Praise be to the Party for all of their misguided politically driven reforms. Imagine if these idiots ran a Formula 1 team. Where do you think that team DoH would be after all the miriad of changes? The best team in the world or driving in different directions for each race they enter while still trying to win something?

Are we having a pit stop now?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi ND
Do you think our 'spiv' politicians know much about anything at all other than lining their own pockets? They worship at the altar of Mackinsey et al. Lansley's 'listening' exercise is interesting. I believe the clue is in the word 'exercise' political speak for charade.
Keep blogging
Anna
Anna

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Muhammad Shoaib said...

surprisingly! It’s like you understand my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some images to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A good read. I’ll certainly be back.
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