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Dr Rant is an angry NHS doctor who tackles crap NHS management and all the other stiff that makes.. doctors' heads explode.

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  • The First Cut Is The Deepest?
    on Jan 19, 2012 in Government. BMA Pensions
    If you have an NHS pension, this first cut might be the deepest, but make no mistake.......IT WON'T BE THE LAST!!Remember that pension that you signed a contract for? You know, the one that us doctors have paid billions of pounds more into that has b...
  • Pack it in you lot!!
    on Nov 22, 2011
    You know what what I'm talking about!!I'm not going to draw more attention to this than is needed. Please take a step back and see what an online lynch mob looks like.YES!!YOU are part of it probably.Why are we attacking one of our own like this? We'...
  • Useless. Completely fucking useless
    on May 25, 2011 in BMA Commissioning
    Bob Crow addressed the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers last night. He came to talk to an RMT meeting about the government's latest plans for transport workers.He told them that the plans are a steaming pile of shite, but it wa...
  • Updates and Microblogging
    on May 16, 2011
    Dear Rant fans,I've been rather busy in the last couple of months. Lansley has decided that as well as doing the work as a full time GP partner, I've now got to do the entire work of a PCT. For free. Now, the PCT work isn't too difficult - it could b...
  • Commissioning: Aldi versus Poundland
    on May 16, 2011 in Lansley Commissioning
    So. The Rant Commissioning Consortium has to decide where to spend its money. Lets say, for examples sake, that to get an idea of how bad a patient's heart failure is, an echocardiogram is required.Currently, the PCT has arrangements, usually with th...
  • Fooled again.......Apparently the NHS is 'biased against the private sector'"The issue is being looked into by the Co-operation and Competition Panel on behalf of the Department of Health. Its interim findings suggested as many as 70 of the 151 PCTs are employing such...
  • Commission This, Mutherfucka!! (part 2)
    on Mar 16, 2011 in Lansley BMA
    Lots more on commissioning to come. Rant central is slowly absorbing the latest developments. The BMA have held a special general meeting, during which they fiercely announced that 'a lot of us disagree with these things, but not all of us' and also...
  • BMA welcomes government concessions on NHS rogering
    on Mar 4, 2011 in Lansley BMA Commissioning
    Government/BMA negotiations, yesterday(see this post on DNUK if you are a little confused)Press release: BMA welcomes government concessions on NHS rogeringFor immediate release: Friday 4 March 2011The BMA has welcomed a commitment from the governmen...
  • The Return of Jobbygate - an interlude
    on Feb 27, 2011 in Jobbygate
    I have no idea what could possibly be going on here.
  • Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
    on Feb 26, 2011 in Steve Field Liam Donaldson
    The Next Chief Medical Officer?For the love of GodNooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!Dr Rant has just heard a rumour that the next CMO will be Professor Steve Field, the man considered responsible for building the largest ever extension on the Ivory Tower t...
  • The Return of Jobbygate Part 2 - Let Sleeping Shit Lie
    on Feb 22, 2011 in Jobbygate MTAS MMC DOH fascism MMC
    And so, earlier this month, Jobbygate returned. One would think that Professor Gillian Needham, having received a cyber-kicking over the whole sorry affair would have kept her shit-encrusted stoma mouth firmly shut. Or at least had a chance to reflec...
  • Dr Rant - Now on Facebook
    on Feb 22, 2011 in Facebook
    A reminder for those who don't already know - Dr Rant is now on Facebook. So, for those of you who have access to Dr Rant blocked by your trust because of 'tasteless content', you can now have your content blocked because of 'social networking', too!
  • The Return of Jobbygate Part 1 - A Brief History of Shit
    on Feb 21, 2011 in BMA NHS MMC MTAS Jobbygate MMC
    In the past couple of weeks, 'Jobbygate' has returned. Rather like a turd that wont flush, in fact. Some of you may not remember the original Jobbygate. It concerned some of the architects of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) and the Medical Training...
  • We're Putting The Band Back Together
    on Feb 21, 2011
    We're 106 QoF points down on last year. We've got a full tank of biodiesel, half a pack of nicotine chewing gum, our GP's recorded our gambling habits, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it..............Bears don't all come out of hibernatio...
  • Commission This Motherfucka!!!!Annual cost of PCTs: £1.5bnGetting GPs to do it more or less for free: £ 'a lot fucking less'Having a Scapegoat to blame when the NHS goes tits-up: Priceless...
  • The more things change...
    on Feb 19, 2011 in Lansley Jobbygate Darzi
    So I take a year off. If Crippen can do it, so can I.And what do I find when I return? The Secretary of State for Health acting like a dictator. Deaneries acting like cunts. And hospitals smelling of shit.So, about the same as when I left. At least s...
  • Have you seen this man?
    on Feb 18, 2011
    He was last seen escaping from a Nu-Labour detention facility. He was heard muttering phrases like 'bastard Tories' and 'at least that cunt Gordon has gone'.The public should be warned that he is angry and dangerous. Especially if you work in a medic...
  • Farewell Lord Darzi
    on Jul 15, 2009 in Darzi
    Lord Darzi: Back in the clinical saddle yesterday?So, farewell then Lord Darzi. You were once described as a well tethered goat. No longer. You seem to have gnawed through the ropes binding you to your ministerial desk.Or maybe you have just seen th...
  • Labour: always the wrong sort of choice
    on Jul 6, 2009 in Politicians new labour NHS
    Here’s a brilliant example of a government repudiating its own record. This piece in the Guardian could be summarised down to,“Labour OFFICIAL: We fucked it up. We got it wrong.” However the more choice version is that Liam Byrne now admits tha...
  • Gordon Does The Five-Knuckle ShuffleNew Personnel at the Department of HealthSo, we now welcome another reshuffle. We get our sixth SOS for Health in 12 years. The cadavers on the Labour front bench will get polished up and moved sideways, but nothing will really alter. Dr Rant says le...
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