David Cameron the most double-dealing politician in UK history ?

David Cameron said the NHS is safe in his hands as he brought the annual Conservative conference to an end. He promised "no more pointless and disruptive reorganisations". Instead, change would be "driven by the wishes and needs of NHS professionals and patients". 4 October 2006 here.

Hospitals being closed, waiting lists longer, medical professionals morale at an all time low, massive budget cuts and privatisation the order of the day, patients medical records being sold for a £1. Would you trust Cameron as far as you could throw him ? Very soon the NHS as we know it will be gone. Never perfect, the NHS was the finest institution this country ever had, the government is destroying it. Bit by bit, day by day. Ever more politicos are pilling their often ill gotten gains into private healthcare. Banks too big to fail, big pharma too big to control, but the government can fragment and destroy the NHS.


NHS waiting list at five-year high as cost-cutting reforms strike.

Numbers of patients waiting for treatment in the NHS have increased by more than 300,000 since the start of 2013, to 2.88 million people, according to figures released by NHS England yesterday.

Further criticism follows today, however, as an editorial in The Lancet launches a furious attack on the Coalition’s NHS record, accusing it of treating the health service like “a failing bank or business”. The Lancet’s editors accuse the Coalition of setting it on a “path to a market commodity.
In a pointed critique of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, The Lancet editors say that under the new system, “exact responsibilities are at best complex, not easily understood, and at worst deliberately obfuscated”.

Commenting on the appointment of a new chief executive of the NHS, a position that will be filled in the autumn, the editors said it was “astonishing” that the candidate “does not have to have experience in, or knowledge of healthcare systems”.

The editorial comes amid growing dissent among the medical profession over the impact of the Government’s health reforms, which came into effect in April this year and have been accused of and enabling private sector organisations to win more and more NHS contracts.

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