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Ambulance: Why did David Cameron ignore warnings re #juniorcontract ?

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi

Ambulance: The letter from over 700 individuals which Jeremy Hunt ignores......

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
Dear Jeremy Hunt,                                                 We are writing this letter as we have serious concerns regarding the DDRB report relating to contract reform which was published on 16th July 2015<!--[if supportFields]> ADDIN EN.CITE <EndNote><Cite><Author>DDRB</Author><Year>2015</Year><RecNum>35306</RecNum><DisplayText><style face="superscript">1</style></DisplayText><

Ambulance: Words of a not so junior doctor

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
Sadly despite our common goal of improving NHS care, talks between our union, the BMA, and government broke down many months ago due for reasons which have yet to become fully clear.  Recently the overtly hostile and aggressive mode of the government’s ongoing threat of unilateral contract imposition upon junior doctors has been particularly morale sapping and depressing to endure.  After all

Ambulance: Dear Mail Group.......

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
Dear Mail Group I am writing for several reasons, all under the same general umbrella of admiration for your mighty journalistic tradition which invariably serves the public interest above all else.  It is most excellent that you are now taking such an interest in the junior doctor contract story, particularly the way in which you are now focusing on the characters involved, it is most

Ambulance: Letter for Jeremy Hunt via HEE

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
Dear Health Education England I am writing in response to the message sent by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, which was sent out to all junior doctors by you on the 4/11/2015.  It is most excellent that there is now a direct channel of communication between junior doctors and Mr Hunt.  As you now appear to be acting as his intermediary, I would be very grateful if this could

Ambulance: DH miss the point and fail to apologise for breach of confidentiality

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
This is the full response I have received from the DH: "Our ref: DE00000948527    Dear Mr Dean,   Thank you for your recent correspondence to the Department of Health about the image used in a tweet posted on 17 July.  I have been asked to reply.The Department has looked carefully at this matter and what took place was an entirely unintentional mistake.  The Secretary of State for Health’s

Ambulance: Jeremy Hunt tweets photo with in-patient names clearly visible

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
  Jeremy Hunt is not having a great day and my heart bleeds.  Having attacked and denigrated NHS staff as he continues his campaign of destroying the NHS as a publicly delivered service, poor Jeremy made the error of tweeting a photo of himself posing within a hospital ward with hospital staff. Unfortunately for Jeremy he tweeted this photo and contained within was a board listing all the

Ambulance: GMC consultations - please respond!

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
Here is my response to the GMC consultations on 'credentialing' and 'generic professional capabilites':   "Dear GMC As regards the two consultations: Firstly as regards credentialing, the whole premise behind your goals is flawed.  There is no proven benefit to introducing credentialing.  It simply cannot be assumed that introducing credentialing will enhance regulation and protect

Ambulance: GMC spend on media relations

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
"The GMC Media Team   The Media Team work with colleagues across the organisation to promote the work of the GMC; and they have direct relationships with a variety of journalists, from both national organisations and specialist publications.   There are 4 different roles within this team and the staff resources have been allocated as follows:   ·         Head of Media Relations (London

Ambulance: Niall Dickson's response.....:)

Written by RSS Poster Garth Marenghi
"The independent Shape of Training review was established by the four governments of the UK and was supported by a number of organisations including Health Education England, The Medical Schools Council, NHS Education Scotland and The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. It was the GMC’s role as the secretariat to arrange meetings with a whole range of organisations to enable them to discuss the

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