The History of Medicine, Money and Politics: Riding the Rollercoaster of State Medicine Paperback – 1 Jul 2008
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"It is to Professor Goddards credit that he does not trade on his international reputation as a radiologist, or a pioneer of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In fact., his specialty is barely alluded to, Instead he is everymans Virgil, guiding the reader through a medical timeline." -- B Kelly, Consultant Radiologist, The Royal Hospitals, Belfast.
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Personal? very. Idiosyncratic? Definitely, Flawed? Possibly, Passionate? yes - on every page his passion shines through. Professor Goddard left John Humphries speechless on last week's today programme and has made headlines this week in UK popular press. Why are there so many managers and what have they achieved? Do old people get fed in hospital?Do doctors?Is the NHS in terminal decline? Why dont consultants name badges say doctor on them any more?
Prof Goddard has been a front line witness of medicine and its politics all his working life, starting out as a night nurse and ending up as a professor.He recounts how junior doctors first got overtime payments for their 120 hour weeks, (at 30% of their hourly rate) how the Bristol Heart Inquiry has paradoxically had the opposite effect to that intended
and sundry other flyonthewall insights. I couldnt sleep after reading this book. See for yourself.
Most of us are now aware that something is happening to the NHS, and whilst I continue to work in it after more than forty years, my experiences in my sphere of the organization mirror Dr. Goddards, which makes me feel uneasy.