Dr David Oliver’s ten examples of solutions to the NHS’s problems which are widely accepted but backed by little or no evidence. More details in his  Health Service Journal article.

1. We have too many hospital beds and the very existence of these beds drives activity into hospitals

2. The tariff drives hospitals to admit too many patients in order to guarantee income stream

3. Because bed audits show that 30 per cent of adults in acute beds could be in alternative care settings, we could close the capacity quickly

4. Delivering new models of care in community settings will save money and enable hospitals to close or downsize

5. Emergency admission of someone with frailty or long term conditions can become a ‘never’ event

6. Acute admission rates can be reduced at pace and scale

7. No one ever wants to come to hospital or be in a hospital bed

8. Or be admitted to a nursing home

9. New technologies will solve the problems in our unaffordable system

10. We can’t deliver innovation in community services without letting the market in

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  1. Thank you Martin here is more evidence of the kind of thinking and the clear direction that these quacks want to take us in.



    For those that believe Alan Milburn, these Neo-Liberal politicians have been saying this ever since Thatcher used the same terminology.

    Labour came to power after the war in a much worse economic situation than we have today and yet nationalised major industries and created the NHS, noting that it is far harder to build something than what these creatures are determined to do and destroy it.

    Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine” spelled out clearly that the economic crisis is essential to create the conditions to take take over state assets with a passive population.

    Alan Milburn is not telling the truth when he outlines the state of the economy or the needs of health care and Labour members need to understand that money and corruption are at the heart of these policies, not health care.

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