That's it, I am no longer an employee of the local mental health provider. I post that rather than local NHS provider because it is not the nhs. It is separate from the nhs and uses the NHS logo whilst being a not for profit social enterprise. I have an offer of working on the local nursing bank although I will think about that. To tell the truth I am fed up with psychiatry and these articles
explain some of the reasons. Chasing targets, ticking boxes, completing endless forms and assessments; applying for funding that is not available and when the new financial year commences having to reapply again with new enhanced paperwork for the same patients who will have to contribute from the meagre benefits they receive. Many will refuse and these people tend to be those with the most severe and enduring mental illnesses. Schizophrenia, bipolar and not the artistes luvvie
version, severe depression and anxiety, etc... Payment by results and a culture of managerial-ism with a race to provide cheap care with a multiplicity of rules, regulations and protocols to ensure more admin staffs, managers and inspectors are required. Meanwhile, lonely isolated people suffering from mental illness are left to stew in their own madness often in poor housing with inadequate support. So much for progress as politicians, managers, bankers, spongers
and bureaucrats get richer as they fleece the system. I will stop ranting now and go out to enjoy the sunshine.
Photograph: Fu Jianbin.