Coverage of the current wave of strikes frame them as a problem to be solved by crackdowns, with few questions asked about the real cause.
I recently wrote about my experience at an outsourced cataract unit and how there was no apparent sharing of information back to my referring NHS macular unit. That sparked a wave of comment and back channel discussion about similar experiences around the country among different disciplines. It also highlighted how this government is increasingly relying on immigrant nurses who seem to receive virtually no training in basic U.K. care standards. How much waste does that represent? Who knows? While living in America I dreaded falling ill because of the cost. Thankfully I was OK. Today I dread falling ill in the one country I thought set the gold standard for social care and health. That’s clearly no longer the case.
My daughter is a Nurse, she had a job in medical research even got her name on some scientific papers, however a disastrous marriage and children forced her to abandon this and retrain. She worked on a Covid ward despite having lost an eye through ocular cancer, one of her colleagues died horribly of Covid. She now works related to A&E. She is poor, I have to bail her out at times, I'm a pensioner. She has used a food bank. she is both physically and mentally exhausted. What has this government done when hospital staff put their life on the line. Partied and allowed their friends and donors to make millions of pounds. This should be remembered.