Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why you need to speak to someone who works in the NHS


I'm not asking you to believe what I write here (even though it's all backed up with links to evidence). I'm not asking you to believe Jeremy Corbyn when he says that the NHS needs to be defended from the Tories with all of our might. I'm asking you to speak to someone you know who works in the NHS and ask them about a number of specific issues.

Almost everyone knows someone who works for the NHS. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who works in the NHS. If you have to ask a mutual friend to introduce you to an NHS worker so you can chat about the issues facing the NHS, I'm sure they wouldn't mind at all. They'd probably be very happy to meet someone who shows some actual interest in their work and working conditions.

The issues to ask about

  • Ask them whether the junior doctors have been treated fairly and with respect by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
  • Ask them if their own primary care trust is in deficit.
  • Ask them whether them and their colleagues are increasingly stressed and overworked as they try to cope with increasing demand for services while funds and staffing levels are being slashed year after year.
  • Ask them whether they think the NHS can actually survive if the Tories carry on like this.

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