Thursday, 19 October 2017

Specialist High Court for Health



Doctors4Justice (D4J) have been campaigning for the creation of  the specialist High Court for Health.

This would, in our vision, deal with compensation to patients, in personal injury claims, deal with regulation of all health related professionals including social workers, pharmaceutical patents and matters arising around it.

Self-regulation of professionals does not work and many lives have been lost because of it.

We are aware of the defects in the functioning of today's High Court such as sexism (like in the lower tribunals) and other forms of prejudices.

It is extraordinary to see the difficulty judges have in assessing biases arising in the lower tribunals. Appeals are not successful to the High Court because of it.

There is a shocking amount of tolerance for individuals who have for example, slithered into Employment tribunals, General Medical Council and as many as possible regulators at the same time. There have been tribunal members who should  have been disciplined, but instead their contract has been repeatedly renewed. Bad, bad, bad.

Conflicts of Interest are not assessed even though a form declaring interests is completed by applicants who wish to sit on the tribunals. Sometimes, these forms are incomplete or there is failure to update them.

When there is negligence and malice on part of the tribunal member, regulators have absolutely no decency to deal with it. Such incredible whimpery bred through years of service has gone completely unchecked.

A quite ridiculous amount of problems exists in health regulation today. There is no video of the process and defendants or anyone else do not get audio recording at present, are not told for how long recordings are kept by tribunals, for example, MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service). Outsiders are not given a free electronic copy of the transcripts. Press reporters write articles  of limited value rather than spend thousands of pounds on transcripts of the proceedings. Some journalists never attend the hearings but write about them as reporters of it.

There has been some progress over hundreds of years but there are always those who wish to subvert justice and even return it to the dark ages when professions were regulated by religious courts - church. For example, religious fanatics are free to destroy doctors at medical tribunals even today in UK.

HERE Azerbaijan judge demonstrates modern Information Technology in his court. The country is building a complex of over thirty courts all designed to be modern and well equiped with technology.

Meanwhile, England is so slow.

Recently, Ms Helen Hayes, Labour MP, asked in Parliament the current Health Minister Philip Dunne about the creation of the independent tribunal for all the professions as mentioned in Francis report.
His answer is on the link and it appears there are a number of stages to be overcome such as planned consultation about it.







Wednesday, 11 October 2017

BREXITERS SHAPE UP!! Standards raised for foreign ministers at trade deals meetings - by Helen Bright

Of course, we all know that trade deals exist between non EU countries. However, we are not aware just how capable is British Foreign Secretary when it comes to a good singing performance. You see, the standard of entertainment has been raised. Not that Boris fails to entertain HERE
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=boris+johnson+actor&view=detail&mid=05E42A1430A620BA2E1605E42A1430A620BA2E16&FORM=VIRE

Recently Serbia and Turkey signed a number of deals. At the reception for Turkish President Erdogan Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic sang in Turkish. Actually, not badly, at all. Click HERE
https://www.rt.com/news/406405-serbia-fm-sings-erdogan/

Image result for photo ivica dacicIvica Dacic


AND HERE is a handsome Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen performing in Russian. Great if you can sing along. Very tempting.


Could any PM do as well as Cristina Ramos HERE, please?

Highway to Hell by AC/DC

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

EU bad karma: Compare and Contrast Catalonia v Kosovo


"Image result for vucic serbiaThe question every citizen of Serbia has for the European Union today is: How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo secession is allowed even without a referendum," B92 quoted Vucic as saying during a news conference."

Monday, 25 September 2017

Decrease in doctors' suicides during investigations by the General Medical Council following our campaign


  1. Ross in 1971 researched suicides in doctors for the previous 75 years and found increased rates. Naturally, researcher asked why. Other studies followed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719447/#B9


2. Doctors4Justice have been campaigning for years to, at least, reduce the number of suicides in doctors investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC).
http://www.doctors4justice.net/search?q=suicide

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/names_of_doctors_who_died_follow

Dr Liz Miller repeatedly communicated her knowledge and concerns regarding doctors' mental health, including doctors' suicides while investigated by GMC, and set up self-help group, but suicides still went on.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/doctors-cant-be-depressed-1801673.html

Doctors4Justice even went to court to get the names of doctors who died. However, we lost although our case was better prepared than that of Information Commissioner and the General Medical Council (GMC).  At D4J we felt that there was determination to prevent further independent investigations.

Dr No calculated shocking statistics: 20 times higher suicide rates in doctors investigated by GMC:
http://www.badmed.net/bad-medicine-blog/2013/08/dropping-flies.html

In August 2013 Dr Helen Bright started an e-petition on government website asking for confidential enquiry into the deaths of doctors who died while investigated by GMC. Over 2000 people signed, many of whom are doctors.
https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/54034
The petition did not reach the treshold necessary for the debate in Parliament to take place:
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Petition closed in November 2013.

Dr Helen Bright wrote to Pulse and BMJ using statistics obtained from FOIA and Dr no's calculations. Medical press took up the issue.
http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/view-article.html?id=20018744

In December 2014 year GMC published their internal review of the deaths.
http://www.gmc-uk.org/Internal_review_into_suicide_in_FTP_processes.pdf_59088696.pdf

We were not happy with this report as it could not be independent and author had no medical qualifications. The report did not even give what she was Consultant in.

On 3rd December 2015 press release GMC reported they had commissioned the trusted hand of Professor Louis Appleby for further advice. He refused to hear evidence from Dr Helen Bright stating he has already spoken with people who think system should be different. Hmmm. Who has not spoken with such people at dinner parties, we wonder? You will note that 3rd December 2015 press release is different from the date on published GMC's Internal Review into suicides which is dated 15th December 2015.

In 2016 in Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine Drs Casey and Choong published their paper :
Suicide whilst under GMC's fitness to practise investigation: Were those deaths preventable?
identifying referral to GMC as a suicide risk:
http://d1c7lpjmvlh0qr.cloudfront.net/uploads/o/w/n/JFLMsubmission.pdf

September 2017 somebody (anonymous) obtained an update on doctors' suicides:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/number_of_doctors_commiting_suic#incoming-1041544

According to our calculations there has been approximately, 70% reduction in suicides in doctors investigated by the General Medical Council for the years 2014-2016 according to their figures.

And what would have happened if Prof. Appleby did speak with D4J? How much more we could have reduced those suicides?



Monday, 18 September 2017

Foreign doctors and nurses keep away from England!

Two cars parked under the same tree, at the same time. No, I am not telling a joke.

This is my car the next day:

And this is my neighbour's car parked under the same tree, just opposite to me. It is spotless:


Superficially, this is so much like medical regulation in UK. Except that medical regulators do know the difference of where you come from and that is all that matters.

Slovenian philosopher Zizek talks how we must confront crimes against other human beings:

In Germany, if you are a passive bystander and a person collapses, for example, in a bank where you happen to be, and you do nothing to get medical help, you get fined or imprisoned. In UK you could get promoted. This is what medical profession has been doing for ages when they witness how their foreign colleagues and patients are mistreated. 

As a doctor you can work for the medical regulator itself and cause even more damage even though your practice has been questioned at the medical regulator's at the same time.

If patient dies as the result of medical or/and administrative mistakes the scapegoat is usually a foreigner in UK, even if foreigner did not even work in the hospital at the time of patient's death. 
Crazy but true. You will not be able to defend yourself as tribunals will be constructed in such a way that you must lose everywhere. Your lawyers will not be able to help you even if you could afford to have them.

Best is to stay away from people who do not deserve you.




Monday, 10 July 2017

Fed up waiting at the border? Have a dance

These Bosnians got fed up waiting at the border and went out for a dance instead. Goos way to manage stress:

http://www.telegraf.rs/video/2804453-bosanci-se-smorili-na-granici-pa-izasli-iz-autobusa-i-raspalili-kolo-video

We are not sure how well UKIP members would relate to this problem of waiting at the borders for a very, very long time on their journeys across Europe. So many borders all the way to Turkey or Greece.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

People burn in London social housing


Thousands of UK houses are at risk due to unsafe building and fire prevention.



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Immigation, crime rates Sweden v England


Sweden has low crime rates and declining crime rates despite increased immigrant population.

England has declining immigrant population and increasing crime rates.

Swedish welcomed immigrants, English not but remain dependent on immigration in a hostile manner. Newspaper for doctors announced that more foreign doctors from Poland came to UK (not from France etc) and that local English population is pleased.

Well, that is some news when we know so very well just how racists in medicine go unpunished and many lives of immigrant doctors have been ruined for ever.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, Harassment on English Allotments - Anarchists and rightwing racists relentless attacks

There has been a large increase in racially and politically motivated attacks on gardeners on English allotments.

The history has been that rather than give the poor land so they can survive and not die from hunger, the concept of council owned allotments was created where land is rented to gardeners.

Because of the mental health benefits it has been accepted that gardening is to be supported.

Now vulnerable individuals have been repeatedly attacked by racists who provoke incidents and disturb peaceful gardening. There are insults, physical attacks, sabotage, theft, criminal damage. Some people had been burglered 9 times or more.

Police have been contacted numerous times and they do keep records of increased racially motivated attacks. This includes attacks on very blond and blue eyed Eastern Europeans, women and older people.

There is suspected damage to cars and bikes as well as gardening  equipment because people have to park near to allotments.

While it is possible to find that the majority of gardeners want protection councils refuse to meet up and implement the measures that would improve security of the poor. There is no CCTV cameras no barbed fancing.

The right wing haters have also come out with hatred of foxes but not all animals. Some bread mosquitous in water tubs as it is easy to get water out of these by scooping it out with a water can. Less work and less competition is not their published motto, but behaviour says it all.

Ignorance mixed with hatred is a nasty combination. There has already been one death on one allotment in London. There will be more and now death treats are open even infront of probation officer (who was also gardening there). This suggests some questions: Is it mere stupidity to make death treats infront of the probation officer or confidence that there is support there.

Today a newspaper published where Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of opposition is gardening. We are not giving you a link to this article because everyone has the right to privacy and personal safety. It was reported that he kept his allotment neat but for how much longer will he be able to attend to it if he is harassed and needs mega security?

So the envious destroy loving natured people by rubbishing them and making their life utter misery.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Our violence and your violence - drama by Oliver Frljic in Croatia

Image result for oliver frljic nase nasilje i vase nasilje

Vatican is said to be furious, there have been protests in Poland in front of a theatre, some politicians are trying to ban it. Oliver Frljic, Croatian producer has attracted contraversy by his observations of the chaos in which we live. In some places only "internal performance was allowed". What does that mean?
In other places completely sold out.

Interview with Oliver Frljic here in Croatian or Serbo-Croat as it was called before. He points to the failure to address the pertinent issues in our society. As to the people he states that we can get a Certificate of our stupidity based on for whom we have voted.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cadbury v Prime Minister Theresa May on egg hunt in spring time


FengShui Faberge Egg Trinket Box with Globe and Ship Home Decorative Box 2016 Decorative Faberge Egg / Trinket Jewel Box





         Photo: a fengshui easter egg on Ali express

Theresa May PM wants full on traditional egg hunt while others are moving away from Christian stealing of other people's customs and traditions. Especially now that some are more prosperous. There is a link with population prosperity and fall in religiosity.

In spring there is cause to celebrate life and its regeneration. Hormones change with electromagnetic radiation from sun, and eggs are produced.

Chocolate eggs are nice way to mark spring and that is it. It was pagan goddess Ishtar who was presented by her worshippers with fertility symbols eggs and rabbits because she was Mother Goddess. Apart from Ishtar she had other names such as Ceres (yes, breakfast cereals named after her), Diana, Venus and others. The Resurrection myth also predates Christianity.

As to the complex subject of human identity, religion may be there but it may not.



Friday, 31 March 2017

Serbian man beats English pilot in Zurich cafe after he boasted about bombing Belgrade in 1999

They say the hardest thing for a pilot is to land.

English pilot who boasted in Zurich cafe about his bombing of Belgrade in 1999 has been beaten up by Serbian man who overheard him and allegedly asked him:
"Do you know how many innocent people and children you killed?"
Allegedly, the reply was:
"Yes, so what".
Serb allegedly asked what if I did to you what you did at which point Englishman allegedly stood up.

Next there was a fight and now Englishman is in hospital and Serbian man is questioned by police.

Blic reported in another article that there have been yet another incident of Serbian man being beaten up in Kosovo. There is no Milosevic now to say: I will not let anybody beat you up.

Serbs will never give up Kosovo and now their alliances are different, it is likely that NATO will have to pull out of at least one of their bases as better knowledge is acquired on how the civil war arose in former Yugoslavia..(as if it did not exist for a long time how wars are made)





NATO bombardovanje 1999. godine

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Lion Fish smarter than humans on the day of Brexit Article 50 being triggered


Lion fish are highly lethal to humans but here is one in the Italian waters on the day of Brexit. No border controls here!!

Once while scuba diving in Red Sea I had about ten swimming just below me.

These fish are not just beautiful but smart too. They do not attack if you keep respectful distance. Again so much smarter than many human beings who have nasty habits of acting agressively in case they might be attacked for the wrong they have done already.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Dr Helen Bright was right about wearing of religious uniforms at work

While UK is still in denial European Court of Justice decided that of course, neutral dress at work is perfectly decent demand to make of all employees. Wow! Yes, that simple.
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2017-03/cp170030en.pdf




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Happy International Women's Day 8th March!

                                                C Zetkin 1.jpg                                                                                            In some countries, like Russia, today is public holiday celebrated usually at least one day in advance for those who are working followed by more celebrations at home and with family and friends. Festive meals, gifts, champagne and other kind gestures from women to women and from men to women too. At work in Russia men give women gifts a day before, on 7th March. Usually, there is nice office celebration too. Champagne flows.

Political movement at the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th rooted in labour movement demanded equality of opportunity for women. Clara Zetkin leader of Women's section in Social Democratic Party in Germany suggested 8th March as International Women's Day. Her proposal was accepted at the Second Working Women Conference in Copenhagen. Of the 100 women that attended there were three just elected to Finish Parliament.

Much inequality remains for many women all over the world. Doctors4Justice has asked today USA President to make this day public holiday for all in USA.

http://www.politonline.ru/interpretation/22889476.html

Friday, 10 February 2017

General Medical Council and Nursing Council to be abolished

It has been proposed by Doctors4Justice that there should be High Court specialised in medicine and related matters. A really independent court with proper investigative powers vested in properly trained judges. Brains and real power. Not the General Medical Council that pays amongst others exorcists (NHS medical doctors working as their fitness to practice panellists) to ruin the lives of other doctors and patients.

Newspapers reported in UK that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will publish consultation paper and that proposal of merging medical regulators has been opposed by medical regulators themselves. We do not see any need to comment on that as we would expect that those who are doing well would not want change from their circumstances. Establishment. Yes, the same medical establishment that is completely incapable of rehabilitating whistleblowers. More deaths of doctors and patients is really just fine with them. There is plenty of money to buy more paper and ink at all medical regulators to print yet another paper on how things should be but never actually do anything in practice.

Merging dysfunctional regulators would be like ordering a couple of criminal families to live in a bigger house together so they become more effective. Surely, a joke of some sort.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Vagina cakes at New Year 2017 celebrations in Obs and Gynae Dept

New Year celebrations in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in a Macedonian Hospital shocked management when they found on Facebook photographs of the lavish tables laden with vagina cakes. All staff faced disciplinary action with 30% reduction in salary.



Friday, 20 January 2017

Heavily robed procession to Suicide Prevention: Government's report 2017

Doctors4Justice has been successful in campaigning for suicide prevention in that we got governments interested in the issue again, but we failed to get some heavily robed individuals to accept evidence of much wrongdoing in some institutions. This is not unexpected considering contributors' dependency of honour/reputation on the state.

We are sympathetic to all the MPs who mean well; and thank them sincerely, but government is served badly by medical profession characterised by poor leadership. One doctor described it as "two pence worth", but we are sure this is not the sum the government paid for the report. In fact, it paid lots over many years including the cost of lost lives.

Of course, we appreciated that those who keep silent on issues they should speak about get rewarded for their protection of failed policies, bad attitudes even from Department of Health itself!!

Well, it is not never mind as we continue to fight for justice.

The report is HERE and we shall respond in full to these cowardly people.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Complicity in torture: Shortage of doctors with surplus of unemployed whistleblower doctors and nurses

Image result for no brain xrayOnce again it is winter time and UK doctors are complaining of staff shortages, bed shortages, and one or two other serious problems. Of course, more people have been damaged and died because of the NHS mismanagement.

While there is customary government blaming, some doctors, social workers, nurses and nasty patient relatives have contributed to it by, for example, hounding of innocent doctors for political or religious reasons and others doing nothing when they saw it happening. Only a handful of doctors intervened. As per Milgrim experiment complicity in torture wins in UK.

The General Medical Council, regulator of medical profession, obliged medical bullies and harassers by striking innocent doctors off, ruining their lives and killing patients by depriving them of good doctors.

British medical culture is not attractive to intelligent, kind doctors observing the events with the parts of the brain others have either missing or rather small. Would you want to train for 14 years, work for thirty and have everything taken away from you by nasty British system when you try all your best to protect the patients and public?

Now, we do know that more Indian doctors choose not to come to UK. Why should they endure rampant racism in NHS and at medical regulator? Humiliations do kill people. Hundreds of doctors died before their time. And at least, tens of thousands of patients.

There has been no rehabilitation of whistleblowers at all; yes, there was an enquiry into whistleblowing, and one or two judges showed courage with their recent rulings involving whistleblowing.

More action and leadership is required from the top. Time flies and as you read this some people are dying.


Monday, 9 January 2017

Great day for freedom of speech - No sanction on Judge Patricia Lynch

patricia-lynch.jpg

It has been widely reported that a judge who used offensive language in court has not committed any professional offence. Great day for justice in UK. We wish there were many more like this, especially for some of us whistleblowers.

As we have written before at Doctors4Justice swearing is healthy release of frustration. Judges are subjected to an enormous amount of frustration.

https://www.rt.com/uk/373091-patricia-lynch-judge-exchange/