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Health secretary launches community 'named nurse' plan

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michael stone | 5-Jul-2013 2:47 pm "so how is this going to work in the real world ?" It isn't. Why should you have personal nurse/GP/healthcare professional held responsible for YOUR care outside of a hospital at all times? Is there an assumption that patients have become stupid and unable to be responsible for themselves? Some patients are stupid and indulge in self-damaging health behaviours. Why should that be my responsibility 24/7 and my fault when it all goes tits-up for the patient? How are you going to pay for all this, because it will cost a huge amount of money to have health professionals available 'at all times'? If patients want a scapegoat for 24/7 supervision, then they should hire one with their own money. Bottom line. The vast majority of people (not all) with long term conditions find themselves in their positions because of their own health damaging behaviours. Obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol excess, etc., cause most of the type II Diabetes, COPD and heart disease spoken about by that utter Hunt!! I don't mind participating in preventative and treatment regimes for these patients, but I'll be damned if I'll be blamed for their own stupidity. Once again, this bunch of criminals are seeking out nurses and doctors as the scapegoats for their failure to provide adequate resources to run a decent healthcare system.

Posted date

5 July, 2013

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3:12 pm

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