Medscape asks if US physicians are considering going Galt over the plans for Obamacare. The poll shows many are.
Poll ResultsDr. Hendricks’ quotes from Atlas Shrugged paintA valid representation of the course our society is on, which the government and the populace should digest and learn from.56% (37)
A remarkable representation of my life as a physician/surgeon in today’s world, having been written 50+ years ago by a non-physician.27% (18)
A picture completely unlike my experiences/perspectives as a physician today.9% (6)
A delusional picture, which is the polar opposite of where our society is headed on its present course.8% (5)
But maybe the US doesn’t have to worry about Obamacare. The NHS might hobble over there if Gordon Brown’s plans to globalise it take off under his acolyte, David Cameron.
Just as British universities chase wealthy foreign “students” at the expense of the debt-ridden locals, the Government plans that the NHS should seek profit from wealthy foreign patients. Don’t worry, the plans won’t work – sometimes NHS management is an asset.
More sensibly, UK teachers are preparing to reject harmful inspections of their teaching:
The National Union of Teachers backed plans that may lead to a campaign of “non-cooperation” with the regulator amid claims inspections have a major impact on staff workload, damage morale and promote a culture of exam cramming…”
As usual, read the comments not just the journalism. For example:
“Difar 04/09/2012 03:26 PM
“There is absolutely no evidence to show that ofsted inspections have improved achievement.
“The old method of H.M.Inspectorate dropping in was much more productive for all concerned. They were there to help, not hinder.
“Heads are paid to manage their staff and to ensure that they are performing as they should do. Ofsted inspectors are paid to check up on the heads and to ratify that their judgement can be relied upon. Seems like the government is paying twice for the same outcome.
“Imagine what could be done with the money saved.”
Maybe clinical staff will catch on and do likewise.
Break the groupthink – inspectability is not quality!