STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Senior doctors assess government’s record on NHS – letter in full

More than 100 senior professionals write in a personal capacity outlining their view of how the NHS in England has fared under the coalition

After five years of a government which pledged to protect the NHS, this election campaign makes it timely to assess its stewardship, since 2010, of England’s most precious institution. Our verdict, as doctors working in and for the NHS, is that history will judge that this administration’s record is characterised by broken promises, reductions in necessary funding, and destructive legislation, which leaves health services weaker, more fragmented, and less able to perform their vital role than at any time in the NHS’s history.

In short, the coalition has failed to keep its NHS  pledges.

Click on the link to read in full and the doctors who have put their name to the letter.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/07/senior-doctors-assess-governments-record-on-nhs-letter-in-full

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Pledge to protect the NHS … a Conservative party election poster from 2010

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NHS and social care ‘at breaking point’, medics and charities warn, It cannot go on

The NHS and social care services are “at breaking point”, a group of leading medical groups and charities have said. Writing in the Independent, they said the NHS had been through its “longest and most damaging budget squeeze” ever. The letter says patient care and staff morale have suffered, adding: “Things cannot go on like this.” It is addressed to the leaders of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – all three parties have made major NHS pledges in recent days.

Leading figures from the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Faculty of Public Health are among those who have signed the letter.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29501588?

Click on the link to read The NHS timebomb letter: 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/the-nhs-timebomb-nhs-and-social-care-services-areat-breaking-point-it-cannot-go-on-9775928.html

 

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