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Monday 30 March 2015

Our doctors in crisis (NHS in Crisis Spring 2015)

Our doctors are under severe pressure. So, of course, is the rest of the NHS in Britain. Hospital waiting lists are lengthening. Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) units are under severe pressure. And our GP's are now in crisis

A south London GP practice has published a note, entitled "Why your GP is facing a crisis" to its patients explaining why it is difficult to get an appointment to see a doctor. It provides a long list of issues facing them which is putting them under pressure. The GP magazine 'Pulse' says that it is in response to the BMA's campaign to help cut doctor's workloads.

Pulse says that it has published a number of articles of GP waiting time, GP retention and recruitment, observing that workload has increased by 20% without any increase in budget. It discussed the 'burnout' of doctors, and goes on to say that doctors are having to turn patients away, and that as a result of this, they are choosing to go straight to A&E departments - which are also unable to cope.

           ‘In conclusion: ‘Doctors have to see more people - they’re only going to get busier. They’re getting demoralised and leaving the profession. There’s no money to employ more of them; and even if the money was there, there’s a shortage of qualified people. The recruitment shortage is only making things worse for the GPs still remaining. A lack of GPs is costing the NHS money, because sending everyone to A&E is much more expensive.’

Everyone will, of course, have the greatest sympathy for doctors and other staff with the NHS. Yet it would be helpful if the conventional medical establishment began to recognise, and acknowledge the cause of the difficulties they face. 
  • The NHS is not underfunded (there has been no reduction in funding the NHS, indeed, there has been a steady, often a rapid increase, in spending on conventional medicine since 1947.
  • The NHS is not inefficient. There has been no shortage of NHS re-ogranisation and restructuring to ensure that the money is spent efficiently.

Yet, the real reason for the regular capacity crises in the history of the NHS has never been properly identified. 
The reason is the failure of conventional medicine to cope with illness.
  1. First, conventional drugs and vaccines have only limited effectiveness to cope with illness and disease.
  2. Second, conventional drugs and vaccines are themselves an important cause of the underlying increase in chronic diseases that have been seen over recent decades.
  3. The cost of conventional drugs and vaccines are, and always have been, exorbitant, and even £100 billion plus is sufficient.
This has been the regular constant message in this blog. 

It is not possible to have a medical system based on drugs and vaccines that actually increase illness, through side effects and adverse reactions, that are, in reality, new illnesses and diseases, and then expect the nation's  health to improve, or for the pressures on NHS spending to reduce. 

These pressures within the NHS are all part and parcel of the failure of the conventional medical system.