Get Cheeky With the NHS; Treatment Denied

Britain’s National Health Service is getting aggressive on thought crime. Abusive behavior includes “racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour.” After three reports, “…treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.” Visitors would be removed after the first warning.

This is what happens when the government runs health care.

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Author: drlorentz

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7 thoughts on “Get Cheeky With the NHS; Treatment Denied”

  1. It’s worse than it appears.  From the linked article (an NHS-run propaganda site):

    The abusive behaviour policy covers anyone with mental capacity making:

    – Racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour.
    – Excessive noise.
    – Abuse of alcohol or drugs.
    -Threatening and offensive language.
    – Malicious allegations.
    – Intentional damage to trust property.

    Just whom do you suppose will evaluate the “malicious” nature of an allegation?  Well, let’s see; you allege that you were abused by a caregiver of south asian extraction, yet you are white, you old Briton.  Therefore, your allegation is malicious, and so on…”

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  2. This is what happens when the government runs health care.

    This is what happens when government doesn’t run health care and starts running societal readjustment programs. “You have the freedom to obey, comrade.”

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  3. The impression I get from the linked article is that Increasingly, Britons are being “cared for” —or not— by a “diverse” group of medical personnel.  Translation: they don’t speak your language very well, nor do they particularly care about you.  That is really frustrating when you’re scared and in pain.
    In our country, we had the best there’s ever been with regard to healthcare: a rigorously educated, necessarily intelligent cadre of indigenous physicians .  But we don’t any more. In many parts of the country all the docs are foreigners.(Is it still ok to say that, or is any reference to the emic vs. etic now forbidden?).  But that’s not all:  it is now “classist” to think that doctors, with 8 years of scientific education, might be in any way more qualified than “ nurse practitioners”.  These paramedical classes are now regarded as salt-of-the-earth deserving functionaries who might even be better than doctors, it’s just bigotry, or snobbish, to think otherwise.  (Of course, it’s health insurance providers who’ve brainwashed us to think that; I guess they don’t realize that such “para” professionals won’t put up for long with getting paid less than people with MD degrees, which was their original reason for extolling them.)

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  4. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after reading the linked article.

    “. .  . and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality which is a fundamental value of the NHS.”

    Not – “we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the best care possible to our patients.”

    Gobsmacking.

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  5. Pencilvania:
    I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after reading the linked article.

    “. .  . and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality which is a fundamental value of the NHS.”

    Not – “we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the best care possible to our patients.”

    Gobsmacking.

    I know, right!??
    And the other thing is”treatment will be withdrawn as soon as it is safe”.  What!?! Define “safe”.  So treatment will NOT be withdrawn until the person no longer needs it, in which case they wouldn’t be seeking it anyway; OR it means absolutely nothing except ok you’re relatively stable at this moment, so go home and die, it’s what you deserve after what you said….

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  6. Look around and you will see an incredible number of older docs retiring. They no longer wish to put up with the BS. It’s not worth the hassle. I understand. I almost quit a job I just started over a nurse telling me I couldn’t use a drug as I wished, this drug being older than she was and me using it since it came out.

    But the destruction of medicine started long ago when the “smart people” started telling us drugs wee patently saw worked didn’t – because there was a newer one out there. Lanoxin is an example.

    The government alleges not to practice medicine but it tells YOU how to practice.

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