These were the parting words shouted to David Cameron as he left the doctors protest march [here] in London today after addressing over 10,000 doctors in central london. David's speech was relayed to the Conservative Party conference in Nottingham. There were tears in the conference hall too. David said three things
1. Doctors are hard workers - they are not cogs in a machine they are human beings, they should not be judged by a machine. (see here for explaination of crisis affecting doctors)
2. The government promised doctors that if they work hard, and pass all their training there will be jobs for them - this promise has been broken by the government
3. If the "review" of doctors training that has been promised by Labour is not working then it should be scrapped and a system that works should be found.
George Osborne meanwhile laid the blame for financial mis-management that has lead to the NHS crisis firmly on the shoulders of Gordon Brown.
Vicky Ford (me) meanwhile told conference that Patricia Hewitt refuses to meet her own constituents if they work for the Health Service. How can we trust this government to run our public services if they won't listen to the public servants that care for us?
I have now heard from other Leicester based Doctors that this has been going on for a while - watch this space Hewitt we are watching you.