THE ORIGINAL WITCH DOCTOR
Round about April Fool’s day 2007, The Witch Doctor was asked by The Oldest Sage Witch to find out what the hell was going on in the UK regarding something called MTAS. She felt it was more that just a fiasco affecting junior doctors’ job prospects. She felt it was a symptom of very deep rooted and far reaching changes in UK Healthcare. The Oldest Sage Witch was fuming because these changes, regarding the healthcare of a nation, were being imposed without any valid consultation process.
The Oldest Sage Witch had every right to fume!
And so,“The Witch Doctor” blog began in the spring of 2007 at the time of the MTAS fiasco. The Witch Doctor was appalled at how these young doctors were being treated by a government whose main aim seemed to be to demoralise the medical profession prior to carving up the NHS for the benefit of large multi-national companies. What appalled The Witch Doctor even more, was that most of the medical profession seemed to be oblivious of the magnitude of the problem, and the fact that there were attempts to replace professionalism with a morass of tangled competencies.
Gradually, after much thinking and reading, The Witch Doctor is coming to the conclusion that the NHS is a bystander being caught up in changes that are deep-rooted within The Heart of Government, and what we are seeing is the consequence of hubris surrounding a new elite class in society, The Political Class, who are no longer representing the electorate.
Until now, The Witch Doctor has had no interest in politics whatsoever, but she is passionate about Freedom.
The Witch Doctor is troubled by the possibility that Freedom is being eroded in the UK by a process we witches call CREEP and by the use of a new language intended to obfuscate and confuse.
This requires to be investigated further.
THE WITCH DOCTOR’S CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This site, is an attempt to organise information. It is one of The Witch Doctor’s many Aide Memoire’s – relating to the future of the NHS, practice of medicine in the UK today, and where the government is sitting in all of this.
You might learn something if you read it.
You probably won’t.
After all, it’s just for me.
A very personal thing.
Intended to try to organise a complex, meandering, messy witch’s brain.
A kind of Continuing Professional Development for witches.
Not really suitable for The Humankind!
PS Please feel free to make comments. However, I won’t participate in conversation on this site as it is purely a diary of what I’m reading and thinking about. It does not reflect my opinions. I’m opinionated enough on my other blog!