As a mere patient (who remembers when the NHS worked and when hospitals were clean) reading this sober and professional exchange of views I note that the low percentage of intelligent, informed and helpful comment, compared to that of the functional illiteracy, condescension, snobbery, sexism, aggression, arrogance and plain stupidity shown, accurately equates with the number of compentent medical prac (or should I follow the quackers and write "pack..."?)titioners I've come across.
What I will say is that the medical profession (and the higher up the greasy pole you climb the worse it gets) has revealed itself to be nothing more than a bunch of vain preening peacocks. If you don't have a medical degree, then you're obviously thick as shit and beneath contempt.
Unfortunatly the sheer arrogance of the medical profession knows no bounds. I mean these guys bleat on upon Quacktitioners and don't actually do anything about it. Why don't they lobby parliment or do something? What is wrong with them? Answer: they are full of shit!!!
I'm just a humble 'comsumer' of NHS services. In other words, a patient due to have an operation this week. How reassuring to see the health care professionals at each others throat in this way.
crivvens I am never going to be seen by nurses or doctors again. You are all really horrible, both lots of you. I will stick to boiling up seaweed and invoking Spirits
How reassuring to see the health care professionals at each others throat in this way. Why not devote your energies against the bullying control freaks in what passes for our government.
Grow up, all of you.While you're slagging each other off the morons at the top of the NHS are dismantling it.
Lots of posts from doctors and nurses but none from the managers. Whilst we argue the toss here they are dismantling the NHS, rewriting the rules and dumbing down roles at the behest of their political masters.
As I've said before, we need to be uniting against the common enemy: Patsy Hewitt and her DH idiots.
Meanwhile, in her Evil Headquarters at Castle Spewitt, Leicester West:
"Bwahahahahaha! Die, pitiful worms!" *zap crackle crackle*
More and more people are coming to the realisation that the NHS is being managed by a bunch of half-witted morons. The frustration and resentment of not working in a properly managed field that has the potential to be so much more, and of having their intelligence insulted by a complete goon whose only functioning body part is probably her digestive tract, is spilling over into real life. To quote the comment left by Potentilla on the previous post, "doctors are MORE prone than other professionals to close ranks behind the actions of any of their number". The nursing profession is just the same. So as tribal and knee-jerk as our reactions may be sometimes, my opinion is that this is a reaction from professions under fire by a misled public and watching sadly as their once-great field goes up in smoke, thanks to a bunch of numbskulls.
The other point, of course, is that we have completely managed to make utter arses of ourselves in front of our patients. Just today I happened upon this article in Medical Student which gives the results of a poll on the most popular profession amongst the public. Under the bold headline "Everybody Loves Us!" it states:
The Government may have tried to blame the NHS funding crisis on doctor's wages but public support for the profession is unwavering after a recent survey named medics as the most trustworthy people in the eyes of the public.
Right. Um. I suspect that poll needs to be redone following recent events.
Who wants to be the first to e-mail them?