University College London researchers report how the NHS caused thousands of deaths as it became obsessed with a single illness.
A catastrophic drop in GP referrals for Cancer over the last year is likely to result in an extra 10,000 deaths from the disease, according to a new study.
The public were repeatedly told that the NHS would be 'overwhelmed', the message was nothing else but 'Covid, Covid, Covid' and “stay at home, protect the NHS” and that had the inevitable effect of putting people off going to see their GP. The NHS rapidly became the COVID ONLY SERVICE, primary care totally abandoning every other illness, regardless of its severity, resulting in 97% of its patients receiving NO treatment whatsoever.
In the first Lockdown GP Surgeries were ordered to shut their doors by the Department of Health, and since opening them again, they have actively attempted to keep all patients at arms length, with patients now having to jump through even more hoops to speak to a doctor, which will undoubtedly lead to more deaths.
University College London researchers said a drop in emergency referrals from GPs last year across the U.K. resulted in around 40,000 late diagnoses of the disease. These delays and longer waits for NHS treatment means thousands will die “significantly earlier” from the disease than would have been the case pre-pandemic the report states.
The study of more than 2,000 adults found nearly two thirds of people worried about bothering family doctors with “minor health problems” because of Covid. And during the first lockdown last year, the NHS moved GP appointments to online and telephone to limit face-to-face consultations. Number 10’s “stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives” messaging put people off coming forward, meaning their symptoms were never investigated. Just 57% of GP appointments are now in person compared with 80% before the pandemic.
A senior coroner in Manchester earlier this month concluded a lack of face-to-face care contributed to at least five deaths in his area alone. 23 million appointments, whether face-to-face or otherwise, were also “lost” during the pandemic. Out of the 2,000 people polled by UCL, those above 65 – the group who require the most healthcare – were the least likely to want to see their doctor remotely.
Some 56% in that age group opposed having more telephone and online consultations, while 24% were in favour of them. Only 46% of people aged 18 to 24 wanted more remote appointments, with more than a quarter (28%) against them.
What exactly were GPs doing during the pandemic? They weren't treating Covid patients, and it is clear to everyone that they were doing little of anything else, except implementing a new regime where the Patient is seen as an inconvenience at best and a sheep at all other times.