...In his final ARM speech, BMA council chair Mark Porter said the under-funding of the NHS was not inevitable
.......'In medicine we’re trained to listen to what the patient tells us.
If we ignore what we see and hear, and carry on regardless, neither we nor the patient lasts very long.'
The evidence of an over-stretched and under-resourced health service was growing overwhelming, said Dr Porter.
There were the growing number of exception reports from junior doctors, and the fact that GPs were considering whether to close patient lists because of the overwhelming pressures they faced...