It is clear that doctors in our NHS are increasingly unhappy and the workforce is crumbling fromdemoralisation and abandonment. This situation has been gestating for many years. Government and planners have hoped to substantially remedy this problem by depressurising doctors by delegating substantially more of their workload to other staff and agencies. This ‘substantially more’….
As our NHS shows increasing signs of its own sickness, many are calling for more funds, staffing and technology. These may be necessary but are certainly not sufficient. What else of importance are we missing? (more…)
David Zigmond, a member of DFNHS’s Executive Committee, summarises his thoughts, drawing on five decades of experience as a frontline doctor (more…)
Currently we are caught in a maelstrom of the very alien and all-too-human. What are we to make of our healthcarers having to face a dangerous pandemic while so dangerously ill-equipped? Some historical snapshots may explain. (more…)