Alan Johnson has asked Sir Ara Darzi to carry out a review of the NHS which may lead to an NHS Constitution. The Doctors, who are in my opinion the best placed to understand where the NHS is failing, say the review is not needed as the problems are clear to see. But hey, why listen to the Doctors when you can just throw the taxpayers money at the problem in the hope that it will just go away.
When I read articles about MRSA and C difficile outbreaks, the same thing crops up time and again: the Nurses are always under staffed and do not have the time to keep the wards as clean as they would like. So what does Alan Johnson propose to do about this? Provide more Nurses? No, what Johno proposes is to spend our money by doubling the number of Hospital inspection teams. Just great.
When are Labour going to realise that if we had enough Nurses and cleaning staff, we would not need the inspection teams?
For God's sake, give control of the NHS back to the Doctors.
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