» Monday, December 11, 2006


Asked if the Prime Minister had any misgivings about the idea of forcing the NHS to break even by next April, or was it a Treasury idea, the PMOS replied that what was important was that a) we recognised that the majority of trusts were operating perfectly well, b) with regards to the minority, that we identified where the problems were coming from (and we were doing that) and c) that we dealt with that. That process of transparency was one which was being driven by the Government as a whole. In the past, there were hidden deficits, and what was different now was that those deficits had become transparent. Above all, people should recognise that it was a small minority.

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  1. I’m a staff nurse working in a busy very well known university hospital and to be honest I think our medical system in this country is an absolute joke. Hospitals all the across the country are closing wards in an attempt to save money when it is very clear there is a desperate need to keep them open.

    The NHS’s solution to financial crisis closing well run wards cutting down on NHS staff so our newly qualified staff nurses have no jobs and replacing them with temporary ill run wards and agency staff who many earn in excess of \xA3400 a night!!!!! There is no continuity of care, the patients suffer and how may i ask is this saving money???

    Loyal staff are treated appallingly, working horrendous shift patterns, it seems we are thought of as no more than robots.

    I love nursing and have worked in for many different organisations, I can honestly say I do not think that there is a worst employer than the NHS in this country. For a caring profession it is disgusting.


    Comment by anonymous — 21 Feb 2007 on 5:20 am | Link

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