Theresa May’s 70th birthday present for the NHS: A big, fat funding LIE

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Theresa May’s 70th birthday present for the NHS: A big, fat funding LIE

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:31 pm

UK prime minister Theresa May has said the National Health Service in England is to receive a funding boost of £20 billion a year by 2023, with money from a so-called ‘Brexit dividend’ and a rise in taxes.

She said: “There will be that Brexit dividend. We will have that sum of money that is available from the European Union.”

There’s only one problem: Like most things she says, her promise is a big, fat lie.

https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2018/06/17/theresa-mays-70th-birthday-present-for-the-nhs-a-big-fat-funding-lie/

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In just one minute, a lawyer tears apart the new £2,000 NHS tax plan ripoff

A campaigning lawyer has torn apart the new plan for our NHS in just one minute.

Peter Stefanovic took a sledgehammer to the proposal that households in Britain will need to cough up on average an extra £2,000 a year in tax to fund the health service. He branded the policy “idiotic” scaremongering. And he pointed out that if we need higher tax revenue to fund the NHS, the Labour Party already has a policy in place to do exactly that.

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/health/2018/05/29/in-just-one-minute-a-lawyer-tears-apart-the-new-2000-nhs-tax-plan-ripoff/
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Post by Caker on Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 pm

As someone who has recently worked in the NHS, I can confirm that money is wasted on vanity projects  king and bureaucratic, process intensive ways of working. geek

Disclaimer: My comments are based on observations in the NHS trust where I worked. Other NHS trusts may be better. Suspect
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Post by Absolut on Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:36 am

My local trust makes all new employees pay for a DBS check with no mention of them ever getting that money back after a certain length of service. Part time worker and can't afford to pay either £26 or £44 out of your first wage? Tough. No matter how low your wage is at the end of the first month you either pay to work there or you work elsewhere. Guess what? People are going to choose to work elsewhere and save themselves £44.
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Post by Caker on Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am

One of my colleagues from some years back, said that her trust had introduced a policy of nurses paying for their own uniforms. The union jumped on it and the trust backed down.


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Post by Caker on Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:51 am

How is this for good value for money?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/nhs-pays-virgin-threatens-sue-losing-contract/

telegraph wrote:
Virgin Care, part of Sir Richard Branson’s business empire, appears to have been paid a settlement by the NHS after the healthcare group lost its bid to provide children’s services in Surrey.

The three-year, £82m deal covering health visitors, school nurses and speech and occupational therapy for children was awarded to a consortium formed by in-house NHS providers and a social enterprise.  

Virgin Care Services started High Court proceedings against NHS England, Surrey County Council and the CCGs in November last year, after its bid failed.

It said there were “serious flaws in the procurement process” which had left it “so concerned” that it had launched the proceedings.

It sued six Surrey clinical commissioning groups, NHS England and Surrey County Council.

Virgin and the CCGs said the matter had been resolved, stating that the terms were confidential. But board papers for one of the six CCGs involved state that its “liability” in the case is £328,000.



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Post by Absolut on Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:29 am

Caker wrote:One of my colleagues from some years back, said that her trust had introduced a policy of nurses paying for their own uniforms. The union jumped on it and the trust backed down.

That cost would have been on top of the DBS (which according to the DWP is the employer's responsibility), car parking charges and auto pension. It was probably the straw that broke the camel's back.

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