True mumblings, from a junior doctor...

24 Hour Seven Day Working NHS

So doctors should work 24/7 for their public, should they?

This public who think nothing of the head of the LTA getting £640,000 for making the sport smaller.

We have an over-entitled, over-fed, under-educated populace. People are not interested in taking care of themselves or others. Care has become expected rather than treasured.

Nowhere else in the world is the care as efficient or well managed. Sadly the politicians and ruling generation are all terrified of the "C" word (no not Jeremy Hunt), cancer.

Cancer can be awful, but often it's significance is over-played compared to cardiovascular disease, dementia, etc. Treatment is horrible, expensive and often of limited value. And yet we still cling to the idea of quantity rather than quality - who wants 5 extra months if you feel awful and want to die but won't… especially if it costs £1000-£10000s per day.

But the baby-boomer generation want to live to 90 in luxury, whilst our generation starve and scrape to pay for them. NIMBYs at home, and NIMLs at work and play (Not In My Lifetime).

Just think of the legacy they leave:

  • Environmental decay Poverty Global recession Youth un-employment

Just a thought...


NCEPOD and 'Caring To The End'

John Black, President of the Royal College of Surgeons gives this key response to the NCEPOD's ''Death in Acute Hospitals: Caring To The End?"

“Caring to the End?” makes an irrefutable argument for:

1. A consultant delivered surgical service

2. An opt-out from the EWTD for surgery

Couldn't agree more. Without time and senior support being a surgical junior is like shooting yourself in the arse.