Tories Set to Destroy NHS Dentistry with Majority Considering Leaving Health Service


As you say this is exceedingly worrying, especially as there is, currently, a shortage of NHS Dentists.

However, do these young dentists realise that if there is a sudden large influx of dentists into the private sector then this could diminish the profits they wish to receive. In many ways a constant flow of regular guaranteed income is more beneficial that the possibility of some form of private income. There is supply and demand in all areas and this applies to the private sector in the same ways as the public sector.

That been said any decisions for anyone to leave the NHS is not at all good for those of us who have to rely on the NHS as we do not have the funds to go private.

There is a need to keep a check on quality but are targets the best way, for when you are concentrating on meeting certain targets your attention could be diverted away from other areas, which are as of equal importance, but no targets have been set.
I do worry regarding the constant push in the NHS to privatisation, as will be the case in dentistry should there be a further reduction in available dentists this does not mean the population will follow them to the private sector, they will most likely not visit the dentists. In the longer term this will then create more pressures on an already pressurised NHS leading to a serious decline in the health if persons within the UK. This will then have a disastrous effect on employment and the attendance rates, which in turn will create a lack of sustainability in the economy of the UK. Everything is interrelated from birth to death and all the levels in between.

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I found this very worrying article by Rachel Burnett in Monday’s I, for the 2nd October 2017. Entitled ‘NHS dentistry facing ‘existential crisis’ with majority set to leave, it reads

More than half of dentists are planning to leave the NHS within the next five years, a survey has found.

A study by the British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed that around 58 per cent want to move on, mostly to private work. Others want to go overseas, retire or to move out of dentistry.

It also found that 53 per cent of young and newly qualified NHS dentists, aged under 35, plan to leave.

Henrik Overgaard, BDA chairman of General Dental Practice, called for government reforms to avoid a “crisis”.

He said: “These young dentists are the backbone of the dental workforce, and losing them at the start of their careers raises existential questions about the future of…

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Jeremy Hunt blames BREXIT as he scraps plan to charge foreigners to use NHS : Express.


Is Hunt real, how is Brexit to blame. The persons who appear to be creating Heath Tourism are not from Europe so any package is not affected whether Brexit is enacted or not.

Within Europe we have reciprocal arrangements to claim back health cost, as non-UK European countries do claim back from the UK, so why can the UK not do the same.

Should we ever enact Brexit and do eventual withdraw from the EU, then all European countries will be the same as any non-UK countries outside Europe, assuming we do not renegotiate reciprocal arrangements. Currently there are nine European countries not in the EU, so when we are mentioning EU and Europe they are not one of the same as all EU countries are in Europe, but not all Europe is in the EU and Brexit purely means leaving the EU and not Europe.

AAV: Jeremy Hunt’s solution to the NHS crisis: Scrap the 4 hour A&E pledge!


More than 2 million people waited more than four hours to be seen at Accident and Emergency departments in 2015/2016 and the number of people waiting more than twelve hours has more than doubled since 2013/14 to 185,017.

After spending the weekend in hiding after the appalling deaths at the Worcestershire Royal A&E Jeremy Hunt told parliament that he wants to condemn millions of patients to indefinite A&E waits by scrapping the 4 hour A&E target for all but the most “urgent” of emergency cases.

One of the main problems with this attempt to row back on one of the most important guarantees of NHS patient care is how the term“urgent” is defined. Anyone with the remotest understanding of the health service will know that the true urgency of cases can’t be determined by a quick glance by a receptionist. The whole point of having a 4 hour commitment is so the seriousness of people’s injuries/illnesses can be assessed by a qualified doctor in a timely manner.

 

Source: AAV: Jeremy Hunt’s solution to the NHS crisis: Scrap the 4 hour A&E pledge!

Jeremy Hunt urged to “stop hiding” after 7,000 hospital beds are lost under Tories : Daily Mirror.


Theresa May and her new vision, this is the health service today, how will the new vision bring about change, remove Jeremy Hunt for one and replace with a competent person, that is if there is one within the Conservative establishment.

Jeremy Hunt assures care operator of changes to overcome social care and NHS difficulties | Care Industry News


Bipin Patel, Managing Director of South Croydon home care company Caremark recently met with The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt M.P. at

Source: Jeremy Hunt assures care operator of changes to overcome social care and NHS difficulties | Care Industry News

Junior doctors have won court case against Jeremy Hunt even though judge ruled against them. Here’s the reason | Vox Political


Headlines have been claiming that the junior doctors of Justice for Health have lost the judicial review of Jeremy Hunt’s new contract for them – but these are based on a misunderstandi…

Source: Junior doctors have won court case against Jeremy Hunt even though judge ruled against them. Here’s the reason | Vox Political

Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health | Care Industry News


Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health

Source: Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health | Care Industry News

Secular Talk: Judge Has Journalist Arrested for Using Freedom of Information Act


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It seems that freedom of the press is under attack all around the world. Erdogan, the wannabe Ottoman Sultan of Turkey, has made himself notorious for jailing anyone, journalist or not, who dares criticise him. John Kampfner, in his book, Freedom for Sale, describes the clampdown on press and media freedom across the world, in Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Dubai and Russia. And now America. In this piece from Secular Talk, Kyle Kulinski comments on a Vice Report about the arrest of a journalist in the US state of Georgia, Mark Thomason, and his lawyer, Russell Stookey, by the chief judge of Pickens County superior Court, Brenda Weaver. Thomason’s the publisher of a small, local newspaper, Fannin Focus. They were arrested on charges of identity fraud and making false statements. Thomason’s real crime was making official requests for public documents on illegally cashed cheques. He and Stookey also…

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NHS Privatisation: Cuts to My Local Health Centre


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Visiting our local health centre the other day, my parents, along with the other local people enrolled there, were handed a letter, explaining that due to funding cuts the health centre was having to cut back on services. It also advised its patients that if they wanted to raise their concerns about the restriction in their service they could contact:-

1. NHS England at FAO Linda Prosser, Director of Assurance and Delivery, NHS England South West (BNSSG), 4th floor Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS1 3NX
2. your local MP who is Karin Smyth at the House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
3. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, via his website http://www.jeremyhunt.org

Unfortunately, this is happening to the NHS and GPs’ services all the country. It is no accident, and it is certainly not the fault of the many dedicated doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in…

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