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Cumbria's health boss told off for having an opinion

Cumbria's public health director has been called in front of bosses after speaking out against the Government’s health bill.

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welcome to an insight into Tony Blairs"a new world order" comment that he made when leaving goverment,perhaps you will now see you are all nobody's, who are told what to eat,what to drink,what to wear,and how to live,now you have completed the circle in that you say what they want or you are deemed a troublemaker,is that democracy or fascism,history says the latter.

Posted by James O on 27 February 2012 at 14:07

On Tuesday past, Conservative Central Office announced that the PM was to make a high profile visit to an NHS Hospital, to a) bolster support for his NHS reform,and b) raise issue of binge drinking. But, as I outlined in my previous post, there was an incident at the hospital. I can now reveal the details of what is alleged to have happened.
http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.com/2012/02/full-story-of-camerons-visit-to-nhs.html

Exposed: Cameron covers up yesterday's NHS hospital altercation and censors the press.
http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.com/2012/02/we-can-now-reveal-what-really-happened.html

This if proved to be true, confirms the death of democracy.
http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.com/2012/02/exposed-cameron-covers-up-nhs-hospital.html

Posted by Richard on 23 February 2012 at 22:32

I'd like to know why it is okay for Government Ministers and NHS/PCT senior staff to drag doctors abd nurses out to support government policy whilst someone who is there to represent 'public' health and is critical of government policy has been criticised. How much are you paid before you have to keep quiet and not be allowed to voice your opinion? What happened to transparency and open debate about public services?

Posted by Julie B on 23 February 2012 at 18:04

In reply to Guiy; I recently needed pretty intensive care and attention at the Cumberland Infirmary and I could not fault it. I saw the NHS at its best with thanks to dedicated and committed doctors and nurses.However I realise that the NHS has to evolve to meet many new challenges in society and medical research offering cutting edge but nevertheless very expensive treatments. However privatising the NHS will mean a two tier system, but if you are wealthy enough to afford private health care then you are very lucky, unfortunately millions can't. For example if you have a pre-existing condition this will not be covered through any insurance and let's face it a lot of insurance companies will try to find loopholes. The working poor will be the most disadvantaged.The NHS was the most significant social achievement for the working people of this country and we must not forget that. I and many others including medical experts consider there are many other ways the NHS can be made sustainable without totally destroying its key principles; Equality and Fairness.

Posted by Suzie Mae on 23 February 2012 at 16:39

It is about time that the NHS is privatised, the current system is not substainable.

Posted by Guiy de Montfort L'amaur on 23 February 2012 at 12:12

Im sorry mick that is untrue, housing association that run former council houses are not private and do not make a profit, but they do do a much better job.

The NHS is already run by autonomous third parties, they are called 'primary care trusts'

Posted by Paul on 23 February 2012 at 10:56

I was going to say something but I'm governed by the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and someone is now knocking on my door. 'Read all about it' in tomorrow's newspaper. Gee, kept by the states expense for 20 years!

Posted by Roy on 23 February 2012 at 10:32

Excuses for child abuse in another world wide movement was put down to not rocking the boat and loyalty to the organisation. People were loyal and silent to the banks, thinking that they knew what they were doing, and look what a mess we are in. If a professional, and especially a senior member, has strong feelings about what is happening in the organisation he works for, or has concerns for, then he should be bound to raise his fears. Politicians may come up with theories but theories without knowledge or questioning are often wrong or dangerous.

Posted by Charlie on 23 February 2012 at 10:32

The NHS will end up like council houses run by private associations so someone can make a profit.

Posted by Mick on 22 February 2012 at 23:58

Can someone please clarify this: did the letter that Prof Ashton received come from the Cumbria PCT or did it come from "high up in the NHS". Surely this is very easy to ascertain.

Posted by Colin Forster on 22 February 2012 at 21:45

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