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Cherie Blair Moves Into Private Healthcare

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Quite unbelievable. Sorry it's the FT.


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[b]Cherie Blair moves into private healthcare[/b]
[quote]Cherie Blair will venture into the health market on Saturday with the launch of a private healthcare centre in a branch of [url="http://markets.ft.com/tearsheets/performance.asp?s=uk:SBRY"]J Sainsbury[/url] – the supermarket chain. This is part of a debut venture by the private equity fund she co-founded, which plans to open 100 private health centres across the UK
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Basically, the ill and desperate, are a "cash cow"! :huh:

Now there's real "socialism" for you! :blink: :huh:

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I think it is a clever move, though I don't like the Blairs. The UK is two tier, there's the rich and the poor, there's no going back now.

Why wait 1 week to see a NHS doctor? Pay a fee to see a private doctor immediately for your Amoxicillin whilst shopping for your groceries. Longer opening times, and weekends too.

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[quote name='MrTReturns' timestamp='1333188875' post='909003901']
I think it is a clever move, though I don't like the Blairs. The UK is two tier, there's the rich and the poor, there's no going back now.

Why wait 1 week to see a NHS doctor? Pay a fee to see a private doctor immediately for your Amoxicillin whilst shopping for your groceries.[/quote]

The NHS is designed to provide what people need. The government lies & says it can provide whatever people [i]want[/i]. Which is often not the same thing.

Maybe if you can get on with the shopping you're not ill enough to need to see a doctor immediately.

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[quote name='ticket2ride' timestamp='1333190773' post='909003917']
the level of this woman's greed and self-interest is grotesque.
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replace woman's with country's political elites.

seriously, these people have absolutely no shame.

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[quote name='Shrink Proof' timestamp='1333190734' post='909003916']
The NHS is designed to provide what people need.
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The NHS seems to go through some sort of a reorganisation every so often. Is that because peoples' needs change? I suppose that would also be why they now provide homeopathic treatment?

[quote name='Shrink Proof' timestamp='1333190734' post='909003916']
The government lies & says it can provide whatever people [i]want[/i]. Which is often not the same thing.

Maybe if you can get on with the shopping you're not ill enough to need to see a doctor immediately.
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And maybe you are, but you also have a job and need to take care of the kids. Hence you would prefer to pay to see a doctor for money since it might save you a trip to A&E later, where you would get stuck for hours behind crime victims, and risk worse long-term consequences of whatever you might or might not have.

It may be that on average they preserve the most years of life by first fixing up people who bleed, and it may be that they use the money they have in the most efficient way. That does not change the fact that I would much rather pay £150 quid for a GP to come to see me when the alternative is to wait over the weekend because my usual GP is too busy. The figure is how much a friend paid in London. The one time I felt I needed a GP quickly, I was able to make enough fuss to be seen the same day :-) However, I would much rather just drive to a supermarket and pay than make fuss ...

A few hundred quid is a completely inconsequential amount to pay once every decade or so when you might feel there could be long term consequences to waiting to see a doctor, and when the only evidence that there might not is that a doctor's receptionist feels you can wait. It is also a completely inconsequential amount compared to how much I pay for the NHS every year, never mind every decade. Edited by MongerOfDoom

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Is it a facial enhancement clinic?

By grabthars Hammer...she certainly needs a lot of work done in that department.

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[quote name='Red Knight' timestamp='1333197685' post='909003987']
Good reason not to go anywhere near Sainsburys!
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You'd be worried about coming away with more than your shopping, that's for sure.

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[quote name='MongerOfDoom' timestamp='1333193565' post='909003944']
The NHS seems to go through some sort of a reorganisation every so often. Is that because peoples' needs change? I suppose that would also be why they now provide homeopathic treatment?[/quote]

No, it's because every year or so some idiotic politician decides to subject the service to their latest dogma-driven upheaval without testing or piloting it first. They then have another reorganisation before enough time has passed to see if the first one did any good or not. Since the politicians use private health care, they have no interest in whether any of this improves the lot of the patient, it's purely to be seen to be doing something in an attempt to influence voters.

AFAIK, the NHS has provided homeopathic treatment for decades. I have yet to meet a doctor (and I've met a fair few) who thinks that it should continue to provide something for which there is no evidence but, hey, Prince Charles likes it...

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[quote name='Aidan Ap Word' timestamp='1333200247' post='909004009']
+1
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+2 until I find out what she is charging. ;)

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This has been the whole point of infiltrating private healthcare into the NHS through the Health and Social Care bill. It has nothing to do with saving taxpayers' money and everything to do with turning taxpayers' money into private profit. It would be interesting to see how many past and present cabinet ministers' wives/husbands/civil partners are directors and shareholders of private health businesses.

The Daily Telegraph in 2011 said of disgraced cabinet minister Liam Fox's close friend Adam Werrity:

[quote]His first business interest was health care, and he registered both UK Health Group Ltd — in which Dr Fox once owned shares — and UK Health Supply Services Ltd. By coincidence, Dr Fox was the Conservative shadow health secretary between 1999 and 2003, writing his party’s health policies and influencing national debate. [/quote]

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[quote name='We’re all in this together' timestamp='1333202767' post='909004028']
This has been the whole point of infiltrating private healthcare into the NHS through the Health and Social Care bill. It has nothing to do with saving taxpayers' money and everything to do with turning taxpayers' money into private profit. It would be interesting to see how many past and present cabinet ministers' wives/husbands/civil partners are directors and shareholders of private health businesses.[/quote]

You could start [url="http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/nhs-privatisation-compilation-of.html"]with this list[/url] and then take it from there.

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[quote name='Bloo Loo' timestamp='1333195553' post='909003972']
Is it a facial enhancement clinic?
By grabthars Hammer...she certainly needs a lot of work done in that department.
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Oh, bitchy bitchy. Unfortunately for madame Cherie, so true. And how much money do this detestable, vile couple need?

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[quote name='Shrink Proof' timestamp='1333203479' post='909004032']
You could start [url="http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/nhs-privatisation-compilation-of.html"]with this list[/url] and then take it from there.
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Thanks, I needed that. Didn't particularly want it, though. How utterly depressing to see so many of the great and the good, as they like to be known, with curly tails in the air and snouts buried in muck (apologies if such a comparison is unfair to pigs). Parasitic bloodsucking invertebrates, anyone?

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[quote name='hotairmail' timestamp='1333201056' post='909004015']
You'd be worried about coming away with more than your shopping, that's for sure.
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I suppose if Lord Sainsbury were really smart (and I'd imagine he probably is) then he'll be using all his baked bean selling skills to ensure the diabetic clinic is positioned next to to the fizzy drinks and crisps aisle, alcoholics are provided with seating in the wines/spirits section and Cherie carries out the STD testing close to the Durex products. Cold remedies for snotty nosed kids and so on.........

Perhaps Tesco will have to open an A&E dept. in order to compete......... Edited by Red Knight

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[quote name='We're all in this together' timestamp='1333202767' post='909004028']
This has been the whole point of infiltrating private healthcare into the NHS through the Health and Social Care bill. It has nothing to do with saving taxpayers' money and everything to do with turning taxpayers' money into private profit. It would be interesting to see how many past and present cabinet ministers' wives/husbands/civil partners are directors and shareholders of private health businesses.

The Daily Telegraph in 2011 said of disgraced cabinet minister Liam Fox's close friend Adam Werrity:


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The MPs are all directing there policies for self profit, this country really needs a revolution. Telling you one thing if iam on my death bed because i havent the insurance i'll take one or too MPs with me. Edited by crash2006

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[quote name='tricksters' timestamp='1333205443' post='909004047']
Oh, bitchy bitchy. Unfortunately for madame Cherie, so true. And how much money do this detestable, vile couple need?
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It looks to me that they want ALL of it! :(

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[quote name='Red Knight' timestamp='1333225740' post='909004231']
I suppose if Lord Sainsbury were really smart (and I'd imagine he probably is) then he'll be using all his baked bean selling skills to ensure the diabetic clinic is positioned next to to the fizzy drinks and crisps aisle, alcoholics are provided with seating in the wines/spirits section and Cherie carries out the STD testing close to the Durex products. Cold remedies for snotty nosed kids and so on.........

Perhaps Tesco will have to open an A&E dept. in order to compete.........
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Aye, I'm really looking forward to ASDA's "greeter" announcing this week's roll-backs on pile-cream and Steradent, and their staff wearing new badges bearing the legend "Happy To Heal..."



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[quote name='crash2006' timestamp='1333225799' post='909004234']
The MPs are all directing there policies for self profit, this country really needs a revolution. Telling you one thing if iam on my death bed because i havent the insurance i'll take one or too MPs with me.
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I had this thought.


The guidelines being promoted these days will mean that almost everyone over the age of forty will be taking statins, and possibly blood pressure reduction agents. There is a view that these are of extremely limited benefit to over 90% of people (asymptomatic "patients"). The risk reduction is always talked about in relative terms, so that often 20 to 30% reduction is quoted as achievable. in absolute terms it is not so impressive - I found one scoring chart which showed my absolute risk changing from about 2.5% to 1.7% if i reduced my not particularly high blood pressure to the guidelines.

Now if I am tested and found to have borderline hypertension, and given a prescription, how will this affect my future private insurance costs, as I now have a "pre-existing" condition? i guess we can all answer that. And if i refuse the medication, it is probable that i will be refused insurance. This is a great scam for the pharmaceutical companies, is it not? They have an interest in pushing the lower boundary for treatment of all sorts of conditions as low a possible.
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Edited by corevalue

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