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'Jeremy Hunt’s speech downplayed nurses'


I once saw a news report that followed Mr Hunt into a very shiny looking NHS centre (PFI definately!) as he followed a consultant while he reviewed patients on a day case unit, the consultant started talking about this and that and then he said "sometimes the patients need an infusion". Mr Hunt then said the immortal line of "Whats an infusion?". From the secretary of state for health thats got to be a classic! Anyway, I think its funny how suddenly Doctors are under "attack" and you cant open a newspaper, look at social media or listen/watch the news without there being an annoyed doctor of various grades bemoaning how hard they work etc. etc. and they are calling for their NHS colleagues to support them. However nurses (and other NHS staff) have had their pay and conditions slowly chipped away over the years (Agenda for change anyone?! - Doctors exemption?!); where were our colleagues then?!

Posted date

31 July, 2015

Posted time

8:55 am