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The NHS Response to Change: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Wouldn't know Evil if it Sat on His Face.
Stress on GPs
'Of course we want medical staff to have choice...and this is how we want them to use it.'
'So FOR THE RECORD . . . are you ADMITTING that there are circumstances in which you would not DEMAND an MRI scan for a child with a sniffle for purely BUDGETARY reasons.'
'Now it's just a case of filling in the blanks.'
'We's love to help...but so many other calls on the public purse.'
NHS Reforms: See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil.
'Remember the NHS ethos; if it ain't broke, break it. Then make sure it can't be mended.'
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'Apart from reform things, what do you do?'
'It doesn't feel like a milestone.'
"I'm afraid there aren't any doctors available but we do have a management consultant who is going to give your condition a helpful acronym and set up a policy review committee to consider its treatment..."
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Doctors Through the Ages...
"Are you sure that cutting him up will make him better?"
"Bloody privatisation, have you got 50p?"
Debate continues about charging for GP appointments.
"So apart from 'keeping our f****g noses out of the NHS and stopping using it as a sodding political football' is there anything else we might do to secure your vote?"
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"What about 'transformed'. . . we haven't used that yet!"
"Any suggestion that the government doesn't have a strategy for managing the funding crisis in the NHS is preposterous!"
"If you want my opinion talk of privatisation in the NHS is exaggerated...that'll be £15..."
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Notional Health Service
'We've already restructured, reorganised, reformed and reformatted...so we've only got f****g it up left!'
'Labour have promised everyone can see their GP within 48 hours. . . here's yours!'
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'Most of our staff are now qualified...mainly as accountants!'
'The NHS believes in a carrot and stick approach to motivation...'