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NHS staff 'oppose latest reforms', reveals survey

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The overwhelming majority of staff in the NHS do not believe the coalition government’s reforms have benefited patients.

More than two-thirds of NHS workers think the reforms have had a negative effect on patient care, according to a YouGov survey for the campaign group 38 Degrees.

The poll found that fewer than one NHS worker in 10 feel the health service is “safe in the hands” of the current government, the Independent reported.

Around 5% of respondents expressed the view that the main impact of the reforms has been the improvement of patient care, while 83% think the main reason for the reforms was to increase privatisation.

The newspaper quotes 38 Degrees executive director David Babbs as saying that the government must “halt the privatisation of the NHS, place the welfare of patients at the heart of its plans, and listen to the views of the public and NHS staff”.

Labour’s health spokesman Andy Burnham pledged to repeal the coalition’s Health Act and “put compassion over competition and people before profits”.

 

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  • the nhs is never safe when the tories are in charge...eton mafia...never lived in the real world
    all they are interested in is how big they can get their bank accounts

    the bloke in charge called the nhs "a 60 year mistake"!!

    since these reforms its one crisis after another.....this lot would sell their own grandmother if it meant a quick buck!!!

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  • michael stone

    Shock results there, then: we had no idea about this, did we ?!

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  • The 60 year mistake could not be priased enought when Camerons wife had their baby at a NHS Hospital in Cornwall

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  • Anonymous | 9-Jul-2013 8:27 am


    The Cams have used the NHS quite a lot and have always been impressed by it and the support they have received from the nursing staff who he actually acknowledges are highly skilled and professional.

    Most recently it was reported in the telegraph that young Flo had to be rushed to A&E at the Evelina and whilst they did not have preferential treatment was seen within one hour. maybe that is their norm in a children's hospital.

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  • "The overwhelming majority of staff in the NHS do not believe the coalition government’s reforms have benefited patients."

    Should that be "The overwhelming majority of staff in NHS England do not believe the coalition government’s reforms have benefited patients"? (Some of that training in 'critical reading' of research must have sunk in lol!)

    Whilst being clear when Scotland, Wales or NI are being reported on, NT currently has a tendency to then write as if England=UK.

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  • Anonymous | 9-Jul-2013 5:33 pm

    I agree. And it is really quite annoying as we pay the same subscription fee. NT it out.

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