Hard on doctors

First published in Letters by

I RECKON our good doctors in York and North Yorkshire have been given “the mucky end of the stick” in that they have to begin their new roll as holders of the purse strings with a massive deficit which is not of their making.

The need to save money could put doctors (always in the front line) in the position of being blamed for any short comings (real or imagined), when the blame belongs on the shoulders of the Government for their cuts and broken promises. The cuts will not stop as their policies are failing.

It will need patience and cooperation on our part as the new system begins to work simply because it is in our own best interests. We could help by attending appointments and warning receptions when an appointment cannot be filled; a list in our surgery tells us how expensive this can be every month.

If there is no obvious difference in NHS services in York, I will be highly delighted as all my visits to see the doctor, practice nurse and many departments of the hospital have been fruitful and without pain. I speak as I find. Thank you our NHS.

Dennis Barton, Woodthorpe, York.

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11:37am Tue 29 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Hard on doctors

Do they only prescribe viagra?
[quote]Hard on doctors[/quote] Do they only prescribe viagra? Buzz Light-year
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6:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

strangebuttrue? says...

Passing the blame onto others is what this government seems to be adept at doing.
Many of the so called liberating policies aimed at moving responsibility to a local level will have the same effect as this piece of skilful manoeuvring – leaving the government in a position where it cannot be blamed if it all goes wrong.
I suspect that other political parties wish they had thought of this before.
Passing the blame onto others is what this government seems to be adept at doing. Many of the so called liberating policies aimed at moving responsibility to a local level will have the same effect as this piece of skilful manoeuvring – leaving the government in a position where it cannot be blamed if it all goes wrong. I suspect that other political parties wish they had thought of this before. strangebuttrue?
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