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Health secretary admits official failings over a number of medical treatment issues

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Jeremy Hunt, the health and social care secretary, has launched a nine-month review into how the NHS addresses concerns about medical treatments, including vaginal mesh devices.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, he admitted the government had failed to respond adequately to a series of public health scandals caused by the side-effects of medical treatments, citing the surgical mesh scandal as a key example."

    Sometimes the reaction has felt overly focused on defending the status quo rather than addressing the needs of patients, and as a result patients and their families have spent too long feeling that they were not being listened to, making the agony of a complex medical situation even worse,” he said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society...review-into-handling-of-surgical-mesh-scandal
     
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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Now to convince him that the same applies to GET for ME...
     
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  3. guest001

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    I really feel the time HAS come to push for a Public Inquiry into PACE but with a wider scope to encompass the rest of the BPS bandwagon (which has zero evidence of its underlying premise) including the hideous and bogus concept of MUS. We have to shout from the rooftops that nothing short of a PI will do it now. With the emphasis on the Public.
     
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  4. James

    James Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    No halt on using mesh and no halt on GET this kicks the can further up the road while the amount of harm done is debated.
     
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  5. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    How do we make that happen?
     
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  6. guest001

    guest001 Guest

    Well I felt this consolidating in my mind having watched Carol Monahagan. I think, if she is willing, a groundswell of impetus could grow around her as she would be a neutral centre who might happily work with many advocates/ groups/ charities whom with other initiatives might otherwise fail to align due to differences of opinion which are hard to break. That's where my mind is going.
     
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  7. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    cool
     
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    guest001 Guest

    Not saying it's going to happen..but it might be well worth considering properly? Strike whilst the iron is hot?
     
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  9. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    for sure
     

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