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Student voice: am I about to start work on a sinking ship?

As the government continues to deny the crisis in the NHS, it is becoming easier to believe in sabotage.
Sinking ship

As the government continues to deny the crisis in the NHS, it is becoming easier to believe in sabotage.

It is impossible to avoid all the negative headlines about healthcare and, as someone who is about to embark on a career in the NHS, they make my heart sink.

I find the discrepancy between the headlines and government statements disheartening and insulting.

The news tells us that the situation is so dire that the British Red Cross has been stepping in to help NHS staff cope with demand. But prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt seem to deny any such crisis.

Instead, they shift the blame onto the normal pressures of an ageing population, while skilfully avoiding acknowledging the social care crisis has been exacerbated by government cuts.


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