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The big question: how should the NHS make efficiency savings?


I have been warning about systemising healthcare using pre-printed assessment sheets and algorithms (protocol, guidelines) since 1996 (1). In 2003, new breed of nurses were created without understanding the consequences. I was employed in a pilot GMS nurse-led practice. Here I could see the problem brewing and now we can see the result. Gill PJ et all have listed few causes and has blamed failure of primary care. It looks as if 17.9 Billon has been spent on claims for wrong doing from the initial saving of 20 Billion. I have also read this has increased by 20% last year. We still do not know the amount the NHS will pay for all the cases that are waiting in court. The only way we can make sure the NHS survive is to use my tool (Medical Advice You Access) to help educate patients, reduce wasted consultation, DNA and paying OOH service. I think my tool will reduce the cost by 30% now and soon increase to 60%. I have meticulously collected data in since 2003 and created this simple safe method using clinical acumen and not observation charts. I hope my work will help sustain the service for our children.

Posted date

6 June, 2013

Posted time

12:23 pm