• [NHS Doctor Strike] Treatment Was Actually Better When Doctors Were On Strike.
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[quote=excerpt]The stoppage lasts from 08:00 BST until 17:00 BST with [B]consultants and nurses[/B] providing cover in emergency care. This follows Tuesday's stoppage which many hospitals said they coped well with after being quieter than expected. Similar reports have emerged on Wednesday with patients reporting they have received quick and efficient care. Liam Walker, 35, from London, said his partner had been well cared for while in labour. "There are [B]three consultants[/B] instead of three juniors," he said. "We've had fantastic treatment."[/quote] [url]https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/inside-milton-keynes-e-junior-112031565.html[/url] [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36145686[/url] See, I keep telling people and nobody believes me. You will get the most efficient treatment of your life when there are more consultants working. But do you know how much it costs to hire consultants?
As someone not from the UK: What's a consultant in this context?
[QUOTE=Tamschi;50217968]As someone not from the UK: What's a consultant in this context?[/QUOTE] They're the most senior of doctors. Basically they're in charge and watch over junior doctors. In the UK, the consultant role varies a lot, with regards to A&E they will battle to streamline treatment where possible and get discharge time as quick as possible to meet with targets and prevent delays. They get paid loadsa money. In terms of heirachy, they basically override whatever you have to say. :]
Wait wait wait, you're telling me people that have vastly more experience, get paid x times more money work better and more efficiently?! Who would have thunk!
So... more experienced doctors are better than doctors in training? Not really a big surprise.
[QUOTE=Tamschi;50217968]As someone not from the UK: What's a consultant in this context?[/QUOTE] They are doctors who have passed both the junior doctor and registrar stage and typically have about 11 years of medical training under their belt as a minimum (4-5 med school, 2 foundation, 5+ registrar based on speciality generally 6). They get paid a load because they are so experienced. Of course people got treated better, they had pulled in all the consultants they could. The cost, however, must have been insane.
Basically, it's like having an ER full of Attending doctors. Not too shabby.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;50217998]So... more experienced doctors are better than doctors in training? Not really a big surprise.[/QUOTE] Yeah, this is up there with the "No shit" list. Now we've got to wait to see how Mr Cunt decides to spin this in his campaign to deconstruct the NHS.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;50217998]So... more experienced doctors are better than doctors in training? Not really a big surprise.[/QUOTE] Yeh but the point is, the tories and the media have all been saying the strikes are going to lead to worse treatment and more deaths. This just shows they're horribly wrong.
All the media and Jeremy Hunt himself literally blurted out "OI, THIS IS DANGEROUS FOR PATIENTS, YOU'RE EVIL". But.... literally nothing compromised care... as in at all. [editline]29th April 2016[/editline] All in all, rather than address the problem, he's commenting on the supposed effect the strikes are having. I worked on almost all the days when they were on strike and it was p chill and same old stuff tbh. No "major incident" like atmosphere at all.
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