But as the junior doctors themselves say, the government has misrepresented data and continues to lie about the seven-day NHS. A seven-day hour emergency NHS already exists. But staffing levels are at the brink.
The doctors are right when they say the safeguards built into this new contract are inadequate. There is a financial incentive for hospitals to overwork already tired doctors, as it is cheaper to do this and pay fines than hire extra staff to cover the large staffing gaps which are currently there in our hospitals. This is leading to burn out and doctors leaving the NHS. The government are not being truthful when they are saying doctors are getting a pay rise of They are not.
Most junior hospital doctors who do any out of hours on-calls will lose out between per cent. Working more unsocial hours and getting a pay cut is demoralising — is that what the government wants? Already we see that staffing levels are getting dangerously low. The gaps in the rota for doctors and nurses are growing. Doctors and nurses are being asked to do more and more every day because the government are not employing more staff.
Frequently on a night shift a doctor is being asked to do the work of three doctors and also being asked to act as a more senior doctor. This is dangerous and puts our loved ones at risk. Striking junior doctors are defending a high quality NHS — an NHS run by well-supported staff who are able to give of their best when caring for you.
Michele M. Whittington
The government will attack the jobs of other NHS staff next: underfunding core NHS services and privatising lucrative areas. The junior doctors are in the front line of the fight to properly fund the health service. These, the founding principles of the NHS, are a reminder of what we are fighting for… and what is under threat as the government renews its attacks on our health services. Rights groups said cuts in benefits have targeted the most vulnerable — including children, the elderly, the disabled, the sick and the mentally ill, as well as the unemployed and low paid — while the government has given millionaires a handout through tax cuts that will vastly increase their wealth.
NHS unions were angry that staff are being laid off or having to work longer hours for less pay. Thousands of junior doctors also joined the protest to signal their anger at the new contracts health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to force through. The doctors leaders say pay cuts and longer hours will result, and that patients could be put at risk if hours are lengthened further. Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, in a speech to the rally at the end of the march showed the government was facing opposition. No to privatisation of out of hours service. We want the service to be run by local doctors, not by a big private medical company.
But the authors of the report say there are ways out of this mess. Their aim in highlighting the current crisis is to open up debate and discussion on NHS policy in the run-up to the next general election, and pin the blame firmly on the government. The outcome of that election could decide whether our health service survives. They turn their longing eyes to U. As quoted many times, these people understand all about profit and nothing about value and compassion. The real reason the Whittington has a good safety level and an excellent reputation amonst patients for good and sympathetic care is that our hospital has been well-staffed.
We know from the example of Mid-Staffs that low staff numbers destroys patient care. Every member of staff contributes to our overall care. Victory to Lewisham!
Well done to all those who fought so hard in organising and supporting the campaign! The government is to blame. The closures are the result of plans introduced by the previous Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley, which also put several other London hospital departments at risk as the government seeks to cut NHS funding and transfer services to the private sector.
Thank you all for what you are doing to try and keep the Whittington open. What is planned for it is a disgrace without any consideration of local needs and wishes or regard for its devoted staff. One can only hope that the closure of hospitals by Hunt without consultation does not become law. London has fewer GPs and hospital beds per head of population than the rest of the country.
Ways of managing the deficit included a reduction in the use of agency staff and a 3. Please come along. For further details, contact defendwhittington gmail. I have commented above and things have not improved at all. Marvellous treatment in spite of the problems! We are totally opposed to this. The survey is managed by Care UK, a huge private enterprise. They want to know what you think of their service and what you want from it in the furture. They are in the running to take over the new 5 borough service that we think should be run by GPs and the NHS.
Michele M. Whittington
Please do not tell them how great they are at the moment, because rember they are making PROFITS out of the money we pay for we pay for our health service. Is it worth doing the survey?
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Probably not! Dreadful cuts planned at the Whittington Hospital.
Is the increase in the size of the older generation to blame for the NHS crisis? Or is this claim by government supporters simply a way of diverting attention from the true cause of the crisis — the government imposed marketisation of services, wholesale privatisation and public sector funding cuts? And what does this mean for the way hospital services are being reconfigured? Now we need to get rid of this horrible Government that is such a threat to our hospital and the NHS! Hi — Lovely to meet you at the Manchester Rally!
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Luggage Number of Bags. Friendly and experienced minicab drivers. We had our first child and my wife had a caesarean birth. We booked a car from The Whittington Hospital. We experienced the most comfortable journey home in a black Mercedes-Benz and what an affordable journey! To sum it up in 3 words, "Outstanding customer service! We will definitely recommend Whittington Cars to all our family and friends and amongst local mini-cab offices I rate Whittington Cars the best thus far from answering the call.
The person taking the booking was patient, understanding, and listened to our needs and to being dropped off at home in style. Excellent customer service, fantastic, clean and pristine vehicle. Whittington Cars provides minicab hire services across London and the rest of the UK. To book our services, call us on. Pick Up Time:. Return Date. Return Time:. Luggage Number of Bags.