The NHS Traduced by Life Style Treatments & Political ambitions!

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many will appreciate why the NHS lacks the needed capacity for scanners and has bottle necks in areas like Radiology and MAU Units, delays in A&E, filthy hospitals, parked ambulances with patients in, delays in surgery, late or inefficient diagnosis and a plethora of Hospital acquired diseases!.

How many of you reading this who are facing a potential death sentence or may do in the future are doing so because of the abuse of The NHS largely on political grounds – either to use it as a dump for the unemployable in its many parasitic QUANGOs, or as with Wales where the management have clearly stated that they have squandered over £1Billion of a £5Billion budget CLICK HERE or to provide lifestyle choices for the selfish at the expense of the lives of others as in the article below: 

What have the breeding choices of foreigners to do with NATIONAL HEALTH – for that matter why are we spending money on breeding choices and lifestyle choices as a part of HEALTH Services when people are dying due to lack of Radiography facilities and MILLIONS of hours are wasted at huge cost in waiting rooms for lack of phlebotomists or technicians in labs. there is clearly no shortage of parasites in the Kleptocratic QUANGOcracy.

By no means is ‘breeding’ at the expense of the lives of the dying a ‘basic human right’ when the money used to indulge these whims could be better spent on funding the equipment and staff for early diagnosis – that WOULD save lives!

Milking of the health service: NHS pays £200k bill for Nigerian health tourist‘s five babies and provides free IVF for single mother, 39

Last updated at 10:08 AM on 4th July 2011

Two mothers who gave birth on the NHS in extraordinary circumstances have provoked a furious ethical row.
The first case centres on a British 39-year-old who had a £4,000 cycle of IVF funded by the taxpayer after she claimed it was her ‘human right’ to receive it.
Her son will grow up without a father.
'I want to inspire other single women to do what I did': Elizabeth Pearce with her baby son Leo

‘I want to inspire other single women to do what I did’: Elizabeth Pearce with her baby son Leo

The second case relates to a Nigerian who flew to Britain purely to give birth to quintuplets conceived in Africa after she swallowed a course of high-dose fertility tablets.
Her bill to the taxpayer is already £200,000 and she is fighting Home Office moves to return her to her home country.
MPs and campaigners say an apparent fertility free-for-all is unacceptable at a time when the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure.
Hospitals are already slashing their budgets amid clear signs that waiting times are rising, optional treatments are being cut back and some members of staff face redundancy.
Emma Boon, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘With such huge pressures in the NHS budget, taxpayers’ money should be going towards front-line healthcare, lifesaving treatments and helping sick people get better.
Homerton University Hospital in East London, where the Nigerian woman gave birth to quintuplets

Homerton University Hospital in East London, where Bimbo Ayelabola gave birth to quintuplets
‘Difficult choices have to be made but when taxpayers’ money is tight, the public will question whether those sorts of treatments should be paid for.’
The IVF row has been sparked by former personal assistant Elizabeth Pearce. The 39-year-old had been turned away three times by her local PCT in Ealing, West London which said that as she was not in a relationship, she did ‘not meet the criteria’.
But last year they threw in the towel after Miss Pearce, who is unemployed and on benefits, threatened the trust with legal action claiming they were breaching her ‘basic human rights’.

‘Difficult choices have to be made but when taxpayers’ money is tight, the public will question whether those sorts of treatments should be paid for.’

She was given one cycle of IVF, which costs between £4,000 and £8,000, using sperm from a donor in the U.S. she had paid for herself. The treatment was successful and in January she gave birth to her son, Leo.
Miss Pearce, now living in Canterbury, was able to get IVF on the NHS thanks to a change in the law in 2008. This stated that health trusts no longer had to take child’s need for a father into account when considering treatment.
It means lesbian couples and single mothers are all entitled to treatment as long as they can demonstrate they will provide ‘supportive parenting’.
But the PCT’s decision to pay for her treatment will be seen as highly controversial as thousands of infertile, married couples desperate for children are routinely refused funding.
A report by MPs earlier this year revealed that at least five cash strapped PCTs have stopped funding IVF completely.
And three quarters of the 152 PCTs in England and Wales  pay for only one cycle of treatment, even though NHS  guidelines state that a woman should be offered three to maximise her chances of becoming pregnant.
Wrong choice: MP Nadine Dorries says taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for Miss Pearce's 'lifestyle choice'

Wrong choice: MP Nadine Dorries says taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for Miss Pearce’s ‘lifestyle choice’

Tory MP Nadine Dorries said: ‘I’m not sure that taxpayers’ money should be used to fund the lifestyle choices for this particular individual. There are many couples who are desperate to have children who are failing.
‘I think taxpayers would be happy to pay for these sorts of people.
‘But in this harsh economic climate taxpayers will have something to say about their money being used to fund someone’s lifestyle choice.’
Stephen Davies, a GP in  Sheffield and spokesman for the British Fertility Society, said: ‘I don’t have a problem with  this lady getting IVF. But I  don’t think she should have  got funding if it would be denied to other ladies in similar positions.
‘She would have been denied funding in Sheffield. The lack of uniformity is a scandal. I had  one couple the other week  who moved house, eight miles, and lost a whole cycle of funding.’
Josephine Quintavalle, of the Comment on Reproductive Ethics pressure group said: ‘Every child has the right to have a father. ‘Allowing single women IVF treatment on the NHS says more about the wishes of an adult than the rights of children.
‘I think it’s extraordinary with healthcare allocation being under such pressure that decisions are being made to go ahead with IVF in this way.’
The second case is an extraordinary example of so-called ‘health tourism’ involving 33-year-old Bimbo Ayelabola, who flew to England last December from Nigeria after discovering she was pregnant.
She gave birth prematurely via caesarean to quintuplets in  Homerton hospital, East London in April.
The cost of her treatment and the care for her five babies on a neonatal unit will be close to £200,000.
As a Nigerian national she is not eligible to free treatment on the NHS but it is highly unlikely she will ever pay back the money.
She is currently staying at her sister’s home in East London and has instructed lawyers to try to extend her visitor’s visa.
Airport officials say they see dozens of women passing through Britain’s borders each year in advanced stages of pregnancy.

‘My human right to be a test-tube single mum’

By REBECCA EVANS
With her biological clock ticking as she neared her 40th birthday, Elizabeth Pearce was becoming increasingly desperate for a child.
And with no husband on the horizon, she decided IVF was the only way to fulfil her yearning for motherhood.
The NHS at first refused to fund the treatment, which costs upwards of £3,000, as Miss Pearce was single and therefore did not meet its strict criteria.
Dream fulfilled: Elizabeth Pearce says the fact that she is single should not deprive her of her right to become a mother

Dream fulfilled: Elizabeth Pearce says the fact that she is single should not deprive her of her right to become a mother

But a year and three appeal hearings later, Ealing Primary Care Trust in West London relented after Miss Pearce, 39, threatened to invoke the Human Rights Act.
She is now the proud mother of five-month-old Leo.
On the grounds of cost, the NHS spending watchdog Nice has rationed potentially life-saving treatments such as the bowel cancer drug Avastin and liver cancer drug Nexavar – the only medicine to offer any chance of survival for patients with advanced symptoms.
But Miss Pearce, who was unable to pay for IVF privately after being made redundant from her job as a personal assistant, firmly believes that it is every woman’s human right to have a child.
She says the treatment should not be the sole preserve of those in a relationship.
During her stand-off with the West London PCT, Miss Pearce, who receives child tax credit and housing benefit, cited Articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to respect for family and private life and the prohibition of discrimination.
She told the Mail: ‘I believe that it is my right as a woman to be a mother. The fact that I am single is irrelevant.
The gift of life: But IVF treatment costs millions of pounds each year

The gift of life: But IVF treatment costs millions of pounds each year

‘I have wanted a child for so long and I tried to get pregnant the normal way for ten years – even when I was with men I didn’t really want to be with.
‘I got a job in an engineering company with lots of men working there as I thought I’d meet someone but it didn’t work out.
‘I contemplated adoption but as an older, single woman, my chances were virtually zero. And if I hadn’t just lost my job, then I would have paid for IVF myself. It was just bad timing.’
Miss Pearce’s case was helped by a recent law change, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act of 2008, which means that clinics are no longer required to take into account a child’s need for a father when considering treatment.
When she first went to her GP, she was living in a houseboat in Hayes, West London, but has now moved to a rented cottage in Canterbury.
She said: ‘When I explained to my GP that I was single, he looked at me like I was mad. He didn’t even want to consider the possibility that I’d want a child on my own, let alone that the NHS would pay for it.’
Undeterred, Miss Pearce took her case to her local PCT.
‘They didn’t want to know,’ she said.
‘The doctor told me they had a policy of not funding single women because a child has a right to a father. I was shocked. I couldn’t afford to have  private treatment and, perhaps naively, I’d assumed the NHS would fund it.
‘I know PCTs are short of funding, and some people claim that wanting a child is not a life-threatening condition, but nobody can comment until they have experienced the overwhelming urge for a child that I felt.
‘I would have spent the rest of my life feeling bitter and resentful that I wasn’t given that chance.’
In September 2009, Miss Pearce was given the go-ahead to commence treatment, which started the following June.
Miss Pearce said she would have felt bitter and resentful had she not given birth

Miss Pearce said she would have felt bitter and resentful had she not given birth

She paid £900 for sperm from an anonymous U.S. donor, of whom all she knows is that he is a mechanical engineering student who likes to play chess, the violin and basketball.
She became pregnant after the first round and gave birth to Leo in January.
Miss Pearce added: ‘In an ideal world, Leo would have had a dad in his life, but that’s not the way things worked out. It’s not like I had some glittering career and put off having a baby for selfish reasons. I’m very maternal and have always wanted a child.
‘As for the NHS paying for it, I understand it’s a sensitive issue but I truly believe single women have just as much as a right to a child as couples do.
‘Besides, plenty of couples break up after having children together, which has a dreadful effect on the child.’
Miss Pearce admits her heartache was worsened by the fact that her two sisters, Jane, 41, and Claire, 38, were both happily married with six children between them.
‘I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard seeing them have all the things I so desperately wanted. I really envied them.’
Miss Pearce receives support from her mother Hilary, 63, who lives nearby. She insists she has no regrets and will return to work when Leo is older. She also hopes to find a partner so that Leo can have a male role model.
‘I know that one day he will ask me who is daddy is, and I have been in touch with various donor support groups to help prepare me for this and what to say.
‘I know Leo may never know  his father, but I’ll always be  open and honest with him about how he was conceived. People say I’m a good mother and that’s all I can strive to be. I have so much love for Leo – and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him.
‘It was a battle persuading the NHS to fund the treatment, but my persistence definitely paid off. I just want to inspire other single women to fight for a child in the same way I did.’

‘Now I’ve had my five babies here, I want to stay’

By NICK McDERMOTT
A Nigerian woman who has cost the NHS up to £200,000 after flying into Britain while expecting quintuplets is to fight for the right to stay.
Bimbo Ayelabola, 33, who had been taking double doses of a fertility drug while in Africa, applied for a six-month visitor’s visa within days of discovering she was pregnant.
As soon as it was granted, she travelled to the UK without her husband late last year on the pretence of visiting her three sisters.
Busy An operating theatre at Homerton Hospital - one of London's busiest - where the Nigerian woman gave birth

Busy An operating theatre at Homerton Hospital – one of London’s busiest – where Mrs Ayelabola gave birth

An emergency NHS scan showed she was expecting four babies.
Owing to the size and complexity of the birth, she underwent a caesarean section 32 weeks into her pregnancy on April 28.
During the procedure at Homerton Hospital in East London, doctors discovered there was a fifth child. She gave birth to two boys, Tayseel and Samir, and three girls: Aqeelah, Binish and Zara.
Although she was due to leave last week, she believes the children are too frail to travel and has instructed lawyers to seek an extension to her visitor’s visa.
The total bill to the taxpayer for Mrs Ayelabola’s care alone is expected to reach £200,000, which she is unable to pay.
Expensive: The cost of a week's hospital care for the five babies is a staggering £35,000 for the taxpayer (File photo)

Expensive: The cost of a week’s hospital care for the five babies is a staggering £35,000 for the taxpayer (File photo)

The five babies were all treated in a special care unit because they were born prematurely, at a cost of £1,000 a day for each of them.
Consequently, the cost of a week’s hospital care for the family would be a staggering £35,000 for the taxpayer.
The issue has raised yet again the issue of so-called ‘health tourism’ – in which foreigners can use Britain’s state-funded health system. It is estimated to cost the NHS £200million a year.
Foreign nationals should be charged for the full cost of any treatment they receive, with most hospitals employing overseas visitor managers whose job is to identify those who must pay. But urgent treatment such as maternity care will always be provided regardless of residence status or ability to pay.
Hospitals must then take reasonable measures to recover any debts from overseas patients. Many bills are never settled, however.
And border officials repeatedly report seeing passengers arriving in an advanced state of pregnancy after securing a visitor’s visa. Around 150 cases a year are identified at Gatwick Airport.
Mrs Ayelabola, whose 37-year-old husband, Ohi, remains in Nigeria, has signed a five-figure deal with a red-top newspaper.
She said in an interview: ‘I had already had miscarriages and couldn’t bear the stress another pregnancy would cause. So I decided to visit my family in London. I thought I would stand a much better chance of avoiding another miscarriage in a calmer place with friends and family.
‘Now if I go back I’ll be on my own without even a roof over my head. My entire family support network – three sisters, four aunts and virtually all my school friends – live here.’
Mrs Ayelabola says she was unaware she was expecting as many as five children. The multiple birth is the likely result of the fertility drug Clomid, which she purchased over the counter in her home city of Lagos.
She began taking two pills a day – double the normal dose – and continued the regime for eight times longer than recommended.
Her children are being cared for with the help of her 26-year-old sister Stella, with whom she is living at a two-bedroom flat in Poplar, East London.

‘The NHS is a national health service, not an international one.’

Mrs Ayelabola, who is not entitled to any state benefits and does not have the right to work, says she is struggling to pay for her family, with nappies and milk powder alone costing her £70 a week.
Despite being born in the UK, the children do not have an automatic right to British citizenship. To qualify, they would need at least one parent who is British, or who has indefinite leave to remain in the country.
A spokesman for the Home Office said: ‘The NHS is a national health service, not an international one. We expect those with no right to be in the UK to leave voluntarily otherwise we will seek to remove them.’
The UK Border Agency can deny someone entry into the country if they believe they are seeking free healthcare. But the rules are hard to enforce. In March, the Government announced plans to tackle health tourism. Measures include preventing anyone who owes the NHS more than £1,000 from entering the country until the debt is paid off.

Last night, from behind a closed door, Mrs Ayelabola said: ‘I am not happy about what has been written about me, that is not what I told them. You need to speak to my lawyer, I do not want to comment.’

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Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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12-Apr-2011 – DEATH by MANAGEMENT?

12-Apr-2011 – DEATH by MANAGEMENT?

Hi,

early screening is a great idea, as one of the great keys to Cancer survival is early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

It does make me wonder that although I have now had cancer for 13 years this latest TCC (Transitional Cell Carcinoma) was obvious during my bladder op. in December – just look at the Cancer Diary and consider the dates!

For more details on TCC CLICK HERE

Having discovered the tumour in the bladder and aware that it MIGHT be through the bladder wall I can only call the 4.1/2 months of delay utter incompetence on the part of management at some level in the idiotic multi level QUANGOcracy that is Britain’s NHS of today, as a result of the 13 years of obscene misrule and economic illiteracy of our Government.

Had my surgeon in December been able to carry on and do the obvious by removing a cuff or coin around the site and re-establish the integrity of the bladder at the time would I now be facing a potential death sentence? Would cancer have ever had the chance to spread to the lymph glands?

Would I need chemo. with its consequences and far from wonderfull side effects and poor prognosis?

To what extent can it now be argued that due to the incompetence of the multi layered QUANGOcracy that is the modern NHS and the childish doctrinal weenie waggling of NHS Wales, desperately wasting public money on reforms and rebadging etc. – not because it provides a better service but purely because they can to hide their over staffing and inadequacies as managers or even politicians they end up killing patients.

Just what is the value of spending a small fortune on rebadging The NHS Health Care in Monmouthshire after Aneurin Bevan when he was clearly utterly useless, was arguably one of the first champagne socialists – neglected his constituents in The Valleys and although married to an outspoken Communist used his Ministerial income to buy a farm in Surrey or was it Sussex.

Just what did Aneurin Bevan ever do for Health Care in Britain let alone wales – it was he who was charged to implement the decision made by the previous Government and agreed to by Labour and The Liberals to impliment Lord Beverridge’s Plan for a National Health Service and almost all of todays problems in The NHS can be attributed to Aneurin Bevin who seemingly was too stupid to understand The Beverridge Plan and could not resist tampering with it – resulting in it becoming a political football with a massive overstaffing of managers relative to medical staff and medical management – we lack even the ability to train adequate staff hence the huge number of aliens imported from third world countries who can ill afford to loose their most valuable assets!

Surely the cost of rebadging in Monmouthshire would have been far better spent on another CT Scanner and better management of MEDICAL resources – who cares what uniform nurses have or what fatuous badges are on NHS vehicles.

I believe a more available scanner would stand far more chance of having saved my life and ensured that the cancer had not spread than any amount of ego trips for inadequates with what can only be described as non jobs!

Many will find this article of interest CLICK HERE
Which together with this CLICK HERE
indicates it is not just The NHS going off the rails!

We seem not only to have moved into a ‘Post democratic Era’ where Politicians are an entity in their own right but where we have little or no meaningful say as all too much of our lives is clearly founded on NON Science, NON Logic, NON Entities and NON Jobs functioning for their own personal gain at the expense of the society they are paid to serve yet seemingly believe are merely there to ensure their incomes!

When will a death due to this level of self serving indifference be found to be at least manslaughter if not murder by a Coroners’ Court or is that as hopelessly unlikely as a Police Officer being charged with murder when they gun down yet another innocent victim!

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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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
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Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
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6-Apr-2011 – NHS Modernisation – The Boy King – Dave’s Speech!

6-Apr-2011 – NHS Modernisation – The Boy King – Dave’s Speech!

Wednesday 6 April 2011

PM’s speech on NHS Reform

The Government has today launched a “listening exercise” to hear the public’s views on NHS modernisation.

Read the transcript:

[Check against delivery]
We’re here today to talk about the NHS and its future.
What our reforms mean, why we’re doing them and how we want to involve NHS professionals in making them work.
Before we get into the detail I want to say this.
I believe passionately in the NHS.
And for me – I make no apologies about this – this is a very personal thing.
I know what it is to rely on our health service, to put the people you love in the hands of our brilliant doctors and nurses, to arrive at a hospital in the middle of the night and know there will be people there to help.
We all know why the NHS is our most precious national asset.
It’s because in this country we don’t take our credit cards along to A & E.
We don’t have the poorest dying of treatable diseases because they can’t afford medical insurance.
No. We have an institution – a precious idea – that says we are in this together.
So let me say this again: I am in politics not to take risks with the NHS, not to threaten the NHS, but to safeguard and improve the NHS.
Now to some people this might beg a question: if you love the NHS so much, why are you so determined to change it?
There are two big reasons why we need change.
The first is about how the NHS is doing today.
We enjoy healthcare in Britain that is the envy of billions around the world.
But if our NHS was performing at truly world-class levels, we could save literally hundreds more lives every week.
It’s estimated we would save an extra 5000 lives from cancer every year.
An extra 2000 lives from respiratory disease every year.
These facts alone compel us to modernise and improve our NHS.
And the second reason we need change is not about what’s happening today but what’s coming up tomorrow.
Every hour more than 25,000 people walk through the doors of a surgery or hospital to get treated and with our population ageing, those numbers are set to rise dramatically.
Already the cost of advances in treatments and medicines alone put around £600 million of extra funding pressure on the NHS every year – and those costs are set to rise too.
Taken together these pressures threaten a squeeze on NHS resources down the line.
So if we want to keep a health service that is truly free at the point of use, not just this year and next year but in the decades to come, then we have got to make the NHS more effective.
Pumping in a bit more money and sticking with the status quo just isn’t going to cut it.
So no change is not an option and this coalition has set out what we believe the change should be.
Shifting money from the back-room to the frontline.
Passing decision-making power from bureaucrats to doctors and nurses.
Giving patients more choice over where they get treated.
And already these changes are having a positive effect.
In under a year the number of managers in the NHS has fallen by 3000.
The number of doctors has increased by 2500.
Thousands of people are able to access life-saving drugs thanks to a new cancer drugs fund.
So we are making progress.
But we also recognise that there are some big questions about what we’re doing.
Doctors and nurses are asking what our plans will mean for them.
We hear that – and we want to work with you, not against you.
Now that the Health and Social Care Bill has passed through committee stage in the House of Commons, we’ve got a natural break before this legislation reaches its final stages in Parliament.
We’re taking this time to pause, listen, reflect on and improve our NHS modernisation plans.
Let me be clear: this is a genuine chance to make a difference.
Where there are good suggestions to improve the legislation, those changes will be made.
But let me be equally clear: the status quo is not OK.
Modernisation is not just a good idea to save money and build a better health service it is essential to a strong future for the NHS.
I believe passionately in the changes we have set out – but I also know we need the people who work in our NHS to get on board.
We will listen and make any necessary changes.
So this is my message to you today: let’s work together for a stronger NHS.

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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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar.
You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
.

Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
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26-Aug-2008 – How Much DOES The Government Lie about The NHS?

26-Aug-2008 – How Much DOES The Government Lie about The NHS?

2008 August 26 03:45:14 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
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Hi,
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?

Regards,
Greg L-W.

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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25-Aug-2008 – MAKE SAVINGS from NON ESSENTIALS NOT HEALTH.

25-Aug-2008 – MAKE SAVINGS from NON ESSENTIALS NOT HEALTH.

2008 August 25 22:23:16 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
Discussion
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Andrew Dillon, chief executive of Nice, said: “The provisional conclusions on the use of drugs for treating renal cancer are those of an independent appraisal committee whose membership is largely drawn from NHS clinicians in active practice. They understand the issues at stake.”

He said that if the 26 oncologists are to “maintain the credibility of their argument” they must explain which patients “should forgo cost-effective care in order to meet the needs of those with renal cancer”.

May I usurp their authority and propose that savings could be made as follows:

1. £30,000,000 could be saved by closing N.I.C.E. which is merely a QUANGO behind which corrupt politicians shelter their mismanagement of the NHS.

2. £190,000,000 PER ANNUM could be saved by making organ donorship an opt out scheme rather than an opt in scheme. This being the sum spent on those who are on waiting lists for organs spent annually keeping them alive.

3. Upto £300,000,000 which the Health Service spends per annum on tattoo removal QUOTE Baroness Gardiner House of Lords see Hansard.

4. Cease providing any Government employees with ANY aspect of Private Health Care this would not only make massive multi £Million savings but would also ensure the inducement that they ensure the Heath Service is repaired.

5. Cease providing funding for inflation linked pensions for Government employees – since they are indemnified from their incompetence as inflicted on the balance of the public.

6. Place a ceiling on incomes in Government QUANGOs as few if any of these people are employable in the commercial world which is why they flourish in the unaccountable world of sheltered employment in QUANGOs.

  • Be minded of the fact that in the real world high salaries are determined by the ability to generate high profits leading to greater levels of employment and more tax profit for Government – high salaries in QUANGOs and Government merely produce a need for higher taxation and contribute nothing additional to the Country.

7. Cease giving early retirement and compensation for stress related claims – individuals should be free to select whether they do a given job it being their choice to accept the additional incomes of a given job. Stress in employment is a choice: if you are out of your depth and suffering stress hand back the salary you clearly are failing to earn and quit!
8. Cease providing life style care as a given whereby life style care should ONLY be provided once primary Health Care is provided thus saving on:

  • In Vitro Fertilisation.
  • Breast augmentation.
  • Rectal repair when self inflicted for sexual pleasure.
  • VIAGRA & other erectile defficiency drugs.
  • All forms of fertility enhancement.
  • Treatment of any long term condition for aliens & health tourism.
  • Close all councilling services on the Health Service that are not directly medical.
  • Charge for failure to attend appointments.
  • Cease all concepts of gender reassignment.

9. Withdraw from membership of the EUropean Union as clearly we have joined a club we can afford as we are unable to take care of our own people and are paying £1,800,000 per HOUR of British tax payers money (QUOTE Institute of Directors) and are having to kill British Kidney Cancer patients to find the money to fund the Warsaw Underground, Incompetent French farmers, Corrupt Fishing quotas for great maritime nations like Austria and whilst funding Spain to build their roads we permit them to enrich themselves by stealing fish from British fisheries.

10. Surrender the utterly specious Olympic Games which we clearly can not afford as already the budget of £2.8 Billion has already run to £9.3 Billion with an expectation of a final spend wasted on these irrelevant games of £18 Billion where less than 1% of the population will participate meaningfully in the related sports unlike 100% who will have need of the Health Service where the new policy is to Kill Patients who are too costsly.

I do appreciate that Andrew Dillon on his massive salary may well be able to turn a brief phrase in defence of his job and his QUANGO but clearly he is not competent to the job he is paid to do or he would not have made such a staggeringly stupid and ill considered statement regarding the murders he is planning to preside over.

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

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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25-Aug-2008 – A CYNICAL LOOK AT The NHS

25-Aug-2008 – A CYNICAL LOOK AT The NHS

2008 August 25 01:13:35 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
Discussion
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Hi,

I’ve just put this on the Cancer Research comments section on their web site:
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org … comment-537

Quote: I HAVE THE ANSWER

May I suggest that if you are worried that you have or may get Kidney Cancer and need to claim on your Health Service:-
Make sure you are on a Government QUANGO the beauty of the job is that the Government doesn’t believe in the Health Service and provides all its senior staff with PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE!

Also the Government doesn’t believe in the Public Pension Service so it gives all its Staff prefferential INFLATION LINKED PENSIONS to compensate for the c*ck up they know they will make in Government.

Also Government staff on QUANGOs are not held accountable for mistakes just put all the data you can find on your provided Lap Top and lose it like the MoD do having lost over 700 to date!
If you want more expenses just loose your CD with all the records on them and claim for a larger sum.
Perhaps you have been away for the last month in Beijing with the other QUANGO members and 650 people funded from the public purse who had NO relevance to performing in the tedious and obscenely costly farce.

Join N.I.C.E. or a P.C.T. where you can be sure of no meaningful work, regular long holidays, inflation linked pensions, early retirement, stress related compensation, staff car schemes and of course PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE as of course you can’t relly on or trust the old NHS which is so badly managed it is obviously broken.

Don’t worry your job will be safe N.I.C.E. alone has a budget of £30,000,000 and if you need a pay rise you can take it out of the drug budget and kill off a few more Cancer Patients – they’re a nuisance anyway they just won’t die quietly they are just selfish – next they will start demonstrating but never mind the Government is on your side on a QHANGO so the State Police will be called in under the terrorism laws we can just murder them – woops sorry Mr. Menenez can we have those 8 bullets back!

Cover your risk – join a QUANGO.

The other beauty of a QUANGO or Government job is you get promoted for lies – look at Blair and his lies about Iraq which used so much of the money we could have used for health. Why do soldiers get health care? They knew the risks they should be like smokers or the obese and denied care!

Mandelson lied so often he is now an EU commissioner WITH PRIVATE HEALTH CARE!

On a £2.4Billion Budget I note incompetency and waste has already run that to £9.3Billion and it is rumoured the Olympics will cost Britain over £18,000,000,000 – Howmany people will the Government have to kill to pay for their tedious sport? Already they CLAIM that due to their incompetence they are going to have to kill Kidney Cancer patients!

Quick join a QUANGO and be safe for life.

Join me at http://www.KidneyCancerResource.com where we can fight this clearly non political issue!

First they came for the Jews but I was not a Jew so I did nothing….’

Regards and Warm Hands,
Greg L-W.

Have YOU commented? There are loads of ideas there!
Regards,
Greg L-W.

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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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
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Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62