26-Aug-2008 – How Much DOES The Government Lie about The NHS?
I do feel you might be fascinated to read the extent to which YOUR GOVERNMENT is prepared to LIE to YOU.
You will find on the Department of Health Web site the following statement for which the web address is: Click Here
[Quote] Consultation on core principles for everyone providing care to NHS patients
Launch date: 11 December 2006
Closing date: 16 March 2007
Creator/s: Department of Health
Audience: Health and social care professionals
Copyright holder: Crown
Gateway number: 7408
‘The NHS in England: the operating framework for 2007-08’ sets out for consultation a draft set of NHS principles.
All NHS and independent sector providers who sign national model NHS contracts with commissioners from April 2007 will be required to have regard to these principles once they are agreed and published. The relevant contracts will be those covering hospital care.
The draft principles on which we are consulting are:
1. The NHS will provide a universal and comprehensive service with equal access for all, free at the point of use, based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Healthcare is a basic human right. Unlike private systems, the NHS will not exclude anyone because of their health status or ability to pay. Access to the NHS will continue to depend upon clinical need, not ability to pay. Unless a charge has been specifically sanctioned by the NHS (e.g. for prescriptions or dental treatment), we will not charge a fee or require a co-payment from any NHS patient. We will provide appropriate care for all those referred to us, within our clinical competence. [/Quote]
The fact that it is subsequent to April 2007 indicate that these are the adopted ‘principles’ for lack of an expletive!
Let us consider the FACTS rather than the DoH sales ‘Guff’:
1. The NHS will provide a universal and comprehensive service with equal access for all,
Perhaps they would care to explain why that excludes certain groups of cancer patients and why it is felt necessary to use money from the NHS to fund the salaries of QUANGOs and more particularly the PRIVATE HEALTH CARE of those on those QUANGOs and elsewhere in the Government?
free at the point of use,
If it is FREE at the point of use/need perhaps it can be explained why Kidney Cancer patients are selected for EUthenasia and under which specific Act of Parliament the State has authorised the NHS to MURDER its patients and on what terms?
based on clinical need,
The FACT that drugs such as Sutent, Nexavar, Avastin & Torisel are the ONLY current treatment effective on ARCC & mRCC and are thus advocated by every reputable oncologist when apposite as a clinical need – the FACT that the ‘service’ has seen fit to withold these drugs is not only counter the DoH ‘principles’ but also as effective a method of EUthenasia as employing an army of Doctors in the ilk of Harold Shipman injecting drugs to kill – no doubt specialist wards will be set up named after him to commemorate his clever idea for saving money!
not ability to pay.
This is a deliberate misrepresentation on two counts – firstly it is stated that an individual CAN self fund the drugs therefore the treatment you receive IS based upon the ability to pay. Secondly this is a selective situation as many more costly treatments ARE available on the NHS and treatments for the frivolous, by comparison, are funded to a staggering degree relative to the funding required to provide these drugs to all those with a clinical need.
Healthcare is a basic human right.
Did I hear them say EXCEPT if you have Kidney Cancer – no I thought not!
Unlike private systems, the NHS will not exclude anyone because of their health status or ability to pay.
If the latest concept of EUthenasing patients on a cost convenience basis starting with those with Kidney Cancer ever comes into being this ‘principle’ has become a lie – further it equates to The Process decided upon at The Wannasee Conference under ‘The Final Solution‘ whereby it was decided to selectively exterminate certain sectors of the community based upon a slogan of ‘Arbeit Macht Frei‘ including those of certain superstitions and beliefs, DISABLED, and others – I’m not sure if those with Kidney Cancer were specified but they would by the terms of the society at the time have been considered disabled!
Access to the NHS will continue to depend upon clinical need, not ability to pay.
Pray explain this in the context of the new policies of N.I.C.E. the QUANGO behind which the Government would seem to shelter their obscene incompetence to maintain and manage what was once the envy of the world The NHS.
Unless a charge has been specifically sanctioned by the NHS (e.g. for prescriptions or dental treatment), we will not charge a fee or require a co-payment from any NHS patient.
So I presume this means that you will honour the ‘principle’ but have failed to include the statement but we will permit patients to die without treatment although it is readilly available and more than affordable from savings that can easily be made by cutting out expenditure on ‘life style’ treatments that would seem to be provided on a purely Political basis as ‘vote winners’ from large numbers rather than life saving for small numbers – to whit: Tattoo removal at a cost of upto £300,000,000 (QUOTE Baroness Gardiner, House of Lords Hansard), VIAGRA at a cost of £Millions,
One must of course remember the largely self inflicted problem of constipation due to the wrong diet on which the NHS spends more money than all cancer treatment added together – just as more is spent on the self inflicted problem of obesity than is spent on Kidney Cancer. Then consider the cumulative £Millions spent on criminal unemployed drug addicts at a cost of £12,000 per annum each for Methadone alone!
We will provide appropriate care for all those referred to us,
I was unaware that my taxes over the years not only deny me the fundamental human right to end my life if I wish but grants the State the right to end my life if THEY wish!
within our clinical competence.
The provision of Sutent, Nexavar, Avastin & Torisel are indubitably within the ‘clinical competence’ of the NHS – Perhaps the cronies on unaccountable, over paid, indemnified QUANGOs would be so good as to identify ANYWHERE in the criminal refusal of drugs and resultant killing of patients by PCTs over the last couple of years or N.I.C.E. in particular in their well engineered leak, at the hight of Olympic Publicity (and largely public indifference) whilst some 600 individuals unrelated to performing or training were in Beijing funded from the public purse when the cost of sending an MP was coincidentally almost the same as providing Sutent for a year! This of course does not include over 450 individual from the BBC funded most reluctantly by the tax payer!
August is, to quote a Government spokesman, a good time to leak bad news!
Perhaps before we hear further fatuous appologias made by spokesmen of the Government and its lakeys on QUANGOs we might hear The Minister for Health appologise both to the patients and carers who in their hour of need have taken a really good emotional kicking from the very people they pay to protect them. Then perhaps it would be wise if The Minister would appologise to the Pharmaceutical Companies for the gross and unwarrented slur cast on them by his staff both in and out of QUANGOs and fatuous idiotic spokesmen like Paul Flynn who was so very ready to pontificate on a subject on which, as is so often, he knew virtually nothing.
If The Minister and his staff are incompetent to negotiate with the Pharmaceutical Companies may I suggest they resign. I have found both Pfizer and Bayer incredibly willing to assist, negotiate and co-operate and it was patients and Oncologists who so far have negotiated the first course FREE and all the trials – whilst N.I.C.E. and the other parasites feeding off our disease funded and rewarded themselves for an achievement of shame on a budget of £30,000,000.
The Minister’s final act had he integrity would be to demand the resignation without compensation or pension and a refusal to rehire in any Government Department or QUANGO all those who have brought about this despicable situation that leavs any honourable Minister with absolutely no option but to resign his office and from politics putting his seat up for election. No man of honour could possibly continue in public office let alone public employ under the circumstances but we must remember that in a septic tank it is not only the scum that rises and I would hazard a guess that The Minister and his staff will prove it.
The great tragedy is that there are times when I am ashamed to be British albeit I’m also concerned as I have Kidney Cancer although I am in the fortunate position that AT THE MOMENT I have no need of these drugs but I am minded of Pastor Martin Neimoller who famously said:
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left to speak out for me’.
We have learned little since he said this as I am sure he would have added Sutent, Nexavar, Avastin & Torisel had he been here today.
Where will YOU draw the line?
I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
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