By 999 Call for the NHS, Oct 26 2015 11:46AM
Campaigning for the NHS would be so much easier if it were easy to point out to the general public the tactics employed by NHS England and the government of
impossible targets that NHS Staff can only fail in attempting to reach
encouraging public frustration and confusion
deploying a distracting stage show of participation groups
mixed messages about health and wellbeing
blaming the public for being old, fat and mad
(ageing population, obese with dementia)
tactics that are doing a grand job of killing off our NHS. It's all part of the plan.
And that's the hard bit. How do you tell the public that the government and the corporate world behind them, the MPs with interests in private health firms, WANT the NHS to fail? THis is Britain. Not even Tory MPs would do that surely? Believe it. They want it gone and they want a private healthcare, USA insurance style health system in its place.
How do we inspire the public to take action without alarming, scaring the bejeezus out of them that this plan is real, the tactic of "there's no money and we're doing our best to make the savings" is having its planned effect? Well we have to try and an article by Caroline Molloy (clcik on logo at end) is a good start. At last we are beginning to lose our worries about the British sense of decency. Let's start really telling it the way we see it. If we are wrong let them prove it.
Once you've had your eyes opened to the reality of what is going on - the moving in of American "experts" and consulants to "support the failing NHS" - it is damn near impossible to un-see it. But the trouble is once you've got your head round one attack plan NHS England and government forces are rounding up another attack - Five Year Forward View, Devo, Vanguards, Care Closer to Home, Lean Management, NHS Citizen, NHS Choices... it is endless right now. And that is why we have to keep it simple. Bring the NHS back in to public ownership, management and funding. It's the only way to protect it not only from our own government destruction but also TTIP Trade deals and EU complications.
The Tories and many others with vested interests (in surprising places I might add) will fight back with the obvious "The NHS cant take another top down reorganisation" - right now the NHS is suffering nothing but top down management DISORGANISATION. It needs our help. We don't see putting the NHS back together as a shared, valued public service after 20 years of planned dismantling, disruption and destruction as another top-down reorganisation. It's a rescue plan. Dragging the public body from the bloody jaws of privatisation dogs.
Thanks to Caroline Molloy for the OUR NHS article. Have a read and then think what you might like to do.
To read a fabulous article that says what we all need to know... CLICK HERE