Log in with your email address username.

×

Attention doctorportal newsletter subscribers,

After December 2018, we will be moving elements from the doctorportal newsletter to MJA InSight newsletter and rebranding it to Insight+. If you’d like to continue to receive a newsletter covering the latest on research and perspectives in the medical industry, please subscribe to the Insight+ newsletter here.

As of January 2019, we will no longer be sending out the doctorportal email newsletter. The final issue of this newsletter will be distributed on 13 December 2018. Articles from this issue will be available to view online until 31 December 2018.

[Correspondence] Response to Offline: Is the NHS in crisis?

The accusation by Richard Horton in The Lancet (May 6, 2017, p 1783)1 that it is “intellectual delusion” to suggest the National Health Service (NHS) is in crisis is surprising considering that this conclusion has been reached by many commentators. Unlike Horton, we are front-line clinicians and see first-hand the human cost of a struggling service, which has been termed a “humanitarian crisis” by the Red Cross,2 and a “burning platform” by Sir Michael Richards of the Care Quality Commission.3

email