This week, I would like to start by addressing our international readers and viewers with an important announcement from the Disunited Kingdom regarding something that perhaps you may not be fully aware of.
Why is our National Health Service (NHS) devoid of staff? Those who are not currently on sick leave appear to be leaving in droves, and according to a survey in the British Medical Journal, it appears that junior doctors plan on relocating and working in Australia or New Zealand once fully qualified, where pay is reported to be higher and working conditions are much better.
It is vitally important to understand how every system on our small islands is being destroyed, deliberately and intentionally, from within. To put it into perspective, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a population estimated in 2022 at 67,791,400 and a density of 701.1 people per square mile (though this is very unevenly concentrated). A heavily populated island, then, with a multicultural population—all dependent on one health system, namely the National Health Service (NHS).
Surrounded by water and easily isolated from the rest of Europe, we are perfectly positioned for the population to be locked up and to become the global experimental laboratory for international firms, an undertaking euphemistically referred to as Leading the World in Life Sciences. Perhaps it won’t be much longer before we see an exodus of our indigenous population on boats crossing the Channel to seek asylum in other countries.
The unique selling points of the UK in the 2020s are twofold: the monarchy and the NHS. When we have lost so many other distinctives that we used to boast, these are the two remaining jewels in our crown. The majority of the British public treat both institutions like national treasures that must be protected at all costs. Why, I ask myself?
I live in the Duchy of Cornwall, the huge Crown estate which funds the public engagements of the Prince and Princess of Wales, yet the county of Cornwall receives nothing from the Duchy in return and its population has to make do with crumbs off their Highnesses' table. The NHS is touted as the best healthcare system in the world, its catchphrase being free at the point of access. In fact, the NHS is so good that precisely no other country on the face of the globe has adopted its model in what is getting on for a century of the model's existence. Are other countries looking at us with envy, with horror, or are they oblivious of the carnage that we who live in the UK are experiencing?
In summary, the United Kingdom is in freefall. There is no safe or accessible health system in the UK. Arguably, we do not even have the level of care that a third-world country's population would reasonably expect. Patients are dying at home waiting for ambulances; this is fact and is often covered now by the mainstream media. Patients are dying in ambulances that are queuing outside hospitals for up to twelve hours; likewise, a fact. Paramedics are nursing patients stuck in corridors as there is no room left at the inn. Staff working within the NHS are leaving in their droves. All this is incontestable now.
Currently, there are 130,000 vacancies in the NHS, and this figure is rising daily. Volunteers are being recruited; we see the advertisements. Primary care is all but gone, only to be replaced by pharmacists carrying out a doctor’s role. Our GPs (family doctors) are being muzzled with Non-Disclosure Agreements as they share our data with anyone and everyone, fact. With 7.5 million (set to rise to 14 million) on the ever-growing waiting list, the NHS is busy funding, testing and summoning healthy people for early-onset cancer and dementia tests, while ignoring the actually sick and those who need urgent care.
It seems that the people of the United Kingdom have become global experimental lab rats. As Big Pharma flocks to our shores, is no-one noticing what the UK Government has agreed with the world behind our backs? New drugs coming down the pipeline will, in the main, be tested here first on the live population. Most of those drugs will not have gone through any extensive clinical trials, animal trials or safety tests. Many will be rushed down the pipeline at the speed of science and end up in a cupboard in your home very soon. Do you know what you are taking? I bet it isn’t something you are familiar with.
Emergency NHS meetings
Unusually, behind closed doors and during a weekend, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been holding talks with officials and bosses in the NHS. For many months, UK Column News has been reporting of the collapse of the NHS from within. Sunak's crisis talks might indicate the tacit official acknowledgement that the NHS has expired, being a long way past the point of resuscitation. No-one appeared to hear the roar of the death knell, yet everyone appears surprised at how quickly it has seemingly vanished.
The NHS is no longer safe for patients since industrial action; what a damming declaration by those charged with managing it. Patients deemed ‘medically fit’ (who knows what that means?) are being discharged home whatever the circumstances, and many are finding themselves literally dumped at home with no support, no help and no services in place. Others are being discharged to hotels, no doubt sharing all facilities with many of our visitors and foreign guests who have arrived on small boats. The hoteliers who have signed up for this must be raking it in—or are they? It appears the UK Government was negotiating the purchase of the cabins that hosted Qatar World Cup fans, into which to downgrade migrants. Although in the end this was seen as a step too far, perhaps these metal boxes will yet be purchased—for the indigenous homeless population of the UK. Fancy living in one of these?
Flu cases up almost half in a week
The twindemic, or perhaps now the tripledemic (with RSV being added to Covid and flu), is in full swing. As flu flies back with a vengeance, the NHS is overwhelmed yet again. However, the similarities that this bears with Covid–19 and the common cold are startling. The British Heart Foundation tries to shine some light on the differences, although even they struggle.
The flu shares many symptoms with Covid–19, such as sore throat (Strep A?), fever, cough, tiredness, muscle aches and sometimes a runny nose and shortness of breath.
Covid-19 appears to be differentiated by a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell. However, my personal experience is that as someone who has had genuine influenza a number of times, I can barely smell nor taste for a lengthy period after. A runny nose can accompany Covid–19, too.
The common cold tends to show symptoms of runny or congested nose, headache, sneezes and sniffles, and generally feeling off-colour.
Although PCR tests are being designed and rolled out in other countries for flu, I would—as with Covid–19 PCR tests—urge anyone considering having one to think again. They are not necessary, not accurate and not reliable. In my experience, anyone who has genuine influenza will not be able to get out of bed, much less feel up to mixing in social situations.
My general rule for flu and colds is to keep hydrated, keep your temperature down and stay rested. Sometimes flu can result in a chest infection, so if you are coughing up any green or brown sputum, it may be a good time to think about either natural antibiotics or allopathic antibiotics.
New Alzheimer's drug approved by the United States
What a surprise: yet another monoclonal antibody waved through under an accelerated approval pathway is on the way for use in treating Alzheimer's. Please refer to my last blog for much more on the dementia industry and what to expect in the coming months. Eisai and Biogen have been approved to release Lecanemab, a monoclonal antibody, in what is being heralded as a landmark moment. Please note that the NHS is currently rolling out pilot schemes all around England to assess patients in care homes that do not exhibit symptoms of dementia.
Lecanemab is targeted for patients with mild cognitive impairment, and the vendors' claim is that it will slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease (this striving seems out of step with the apparently deliberate attempt to extinct our elderly). Priced at a jaw-dropping $26,500 per year, it is a medicine that Eisai admit many patients won’t have access to (every cloud has a silver lining, I guess).
To summarise: this drug is not a cure and the side effects are serious, including deaths in some. Dementia is a growing industry. Please keep your elderly close, especially those who live in care homes, who have mostly been injected with the new bivalent fourth booster. It would appear the risks outweigh the benefits.
A new cancer mRNA vaccine to be rolled out in the UK first
In line with the Global Super Life Sciences vision, yet again, the United Kingdom is being targeted to roll out a new experimental mRNA vaccine, this time for cancer in September. Are you happy that the United Kingdom is being used as the experimental testbed?
Volunteers replace ambulances
How desperate do people have to be to get to hospital? I am lost for words as so many continue to place their faith in the NHS and those within it. Many of those who are vaccine-injured are saying they don’t want to darken the doors of the NHS; they are too scared. Many of the unvaccinated are saying similar things. Yet those who still need access to medical care, and who either have no choice or still trust the NHS, are now relying on volunteers to drive them to hospital. The BBC reports that in the Rhondda, Kelly Eagan and her husband are now offering to drive the sick to hospital themselves—although they accepted it was a risk, urging those interested in their services to try to call an ambulance first.
I am not sure of the legalities of this volunteer medical transport, given that many domestic car insurance policies may not cover this in their terms and conditions. This is a warning to others who may be considering similar to check first. And what do you do once you have driven someone to Accident & Emergency who has had a stroke or heart attack? Do you offload them and lay them on the tarmac in the car park? Who takes liability for that?
The Pulse is reporting that GPs are encouraging patients to take taxis or buses to hospital. For a patient suffering a stroke or a heart attack to muster the strength to speak to anyone on the phone is nigh impossible. Many who have suffered strokes are unable to talk, and those in excruciating chest pain are barely able to move, let alone phone for a taxi.
What happens to a patient when waiting for an ambulance?
UK Column is hearing many anecdotal reports from paramedics all over the country. Many who are trapped with their patients outside hospitals are recounting stories of doctors and nurses jumping in and out of ambulances in order to triage and assess the patients within. Many are offloaded to be given an X-ray or scan, only to be put back on board whilst they wait for a space in the hospital. Some paramedics are reporting multiple offloads of the same patients.
Delays cause a patient to deteriorate and allow complications to develop, requiring more hospital care and often longer stays. By the time the patient reaches Accident & Emergency, their conditions have often compounded and they are in distress. An elderly patient who falls and ends up lying with a fractured hip on the floor for hours, when they have had nothing to eat or drink, is at risk not only of hypothermia but also of pressure sores from lying on a hard floor. Combined with dehydration and shock, this situation can cause a medical condition deteriorate rapidly.
Patients suffering from a stroke (cerebrovascular accident) have a ‘golden hour’ to receive initial medical attention to get the best outcome. For every minute a stroke goes untreated, 1.9 million brain cells die. Clot-busting treatment—thrombolysis—needs to be given within four and a half hours of the onset of symptoms, so time is of the essence.
For patients who have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), every minute counts. The diagnosis of a heart attack requires rapid treatment because the longer you wait, the more heart muscle is likely to die, and this will reduce the chance of survival.
Paramedics are telling us they spend most of their shifts in the back of ambulances with patients and that it is no longer uncommon to hear that Category 1 (life-threatening) calls have gone unattended.
The London Ambulance Service has announced it will drop off patients in A&E, and if after 45 minutes they have not been attended to, its staff will leave patients in the corridors unattended.
Additionally, patients are being urged to monitor their own vital signs and oxygen supply while in A&E. If a patient needs admission to hospital, requires oxygen or is attached to telemetry to monitor their vital signs, this is for a reason—normally because they are too sick to be able to look after themselves.
When I was training to become a nurse, we undertook formal training to interpret the vital signs. What should a pulse feel like? What is a concerning rate of pulse? What rhythm should we be feeling for? Regarding blood pressure, how many patients know what 180/110 means compared to 180/90? How fast is the patient breathing; what is the rate per minute? What rate of oxygen are they on? We used to spend at least five minutes, four times a day, at each patient’s bedside, holding their wrist (and their hand when necessary), monitoring rate, rhythm and volume of pulse.
We were trained to listen carefully with a stethoscope to check a patient’s blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer, which was often housed in a cumbersome big wooden box. If the pulse was raised and blood pressure lowered, this would alert us to a potential problem, and the reversal of those vital signs likewise heralded a turn for the better. One observation was not enough to determine a patient’s condition; it was always a combination of observations. Is the patient a good colour or are they pale? Are they breathing at a regular rate (approximately 20 respirations a minute)? Is the patient talking to you, or are they confused, sleepy or unresponsive? Nursing is a bedside role; no amount of professionalisation can do away with that. It was a precious era when nurses dedicated that amount of care and presence to each patient with absolute precision.
Remember the old charts hanging at the bottom of a bed? If they weren’t correctly and accurately filled out on time, Ward Sister would be after us. There was no room for error or delay.
Parking someone sick, elderly or vulnerable in a corridor on a trolley and asking them to monitor their own vital signs is like asking the hard of hearing to listen to Beethoven’s Ninth on reduced volume. Yet, according to the Mirror, patients are being asked to monitor their own vital signs.
Patients go to hospital for many reasons; however, the principal reason is because they are scared. Their concern over a health issue drives them to go to a hospital to get better, seek advice, an—most of all—to feel safe in the knowledge that someone qualified is watching over them and will help them. Patients on trolleys often have alarm bells with which to request a nurse. How do sick, elderly patients alert a nurse when their oxygen has run out? How many get access to a bedpan, toilet or drink (if they are allowed to drink) while stuck on trolleys? And how many are dying on trolleys in A&E?
Patient complaints against GP pharmacists rocket by 48% in a year
The mainstream media don’t want you knowing this shocking statistic. Contrary to the official narrative from the NHS, which as an institution would like you to think that everything in the garden is rosy and that nine in ten of the British public are very happy with the concept of ‘community pharmacists’, there is always a flip side. Community Pharmacy News reports that patients have been complaining that GP pharmacists (dispensing chemists working at family doctor practices) have been responsible for ‘clinical treatment [of patients] including errors’, problems with ‘appointment availability’, and prescribing errors and prescription issues. According to a report by the King's Fund (an NHS-aligned think tank), pharmacists are complaining of overwhelming workloads and under-appreciation of their skills. Where have we heard that before, I wonder?
The report looked at the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), which was introduced in England in 2019 as a key part of the Government’s manifesto commitment to improve access to general practice (family doctor surgeries). Recruiting an additional 26,000 staff into general practice involves implementation of both complex and significant changes. How would this impact on physiotherapists, paramedics, social prescribing link workers and pharmacy technicians, who are not trained pharmacists? How would the patients receive and appreciate these ‘extra’ services offered by our family doctors? Would any of us see through the administrators' cunning plan to ensure as few of us as possible would need to see a qualified physician?
Pharmacists ‘treating more illness’ to ease pressure on GPs and Accident and Emergency
Staying on the theme of pharmacists, the King’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, himself the son of a pharmacist, has announced a scheme to ease pressure not just on GPs but also within A&E departments. Whom will you see if you are rushed to A&E? As qualified physicians start to vanish in plain sight, the likelihood is that you will see someone qualified in pharmaceuticals. The Pharmacy First scheme, currently being rolled out in Scotland, has been hailed as a ‘no-brainer’ by many experts, although the cost to NHS England is perhaps too expensive for it to be extended south of the border. As it is projected to cost an initial £350 million to £400 million, the Department of Health and Social Care doesn’t have the scope to match the parameters set by the Treasury. Pharmacists are not trained in medicine; they are not aware of a patient’s medical history; they don’t know you. Do you think it is fair to ask them to take over your care? I don’t.
Medicine shortages continue
For many months, UK Column News has been warning of medicine shortages and distribution delays. However, things are accelerating now, with more and more medicines unavailable. The destruction of the ‘old’ allopathic medicine regime has proceeded apace, and the new genomic precision paradigm of medicine is being rolled in. To eradicate all that we are familiar with, we will be told that due to war, climate change, weather or industrial action, it is a result of global disruption.
Of course, no-one will admit that the demise of the old belt-and-braces medicines we have all become so used to is happening on purpose. Experimental drugs that have not gone through strict testing will be flying down the pipeline and ending up in a pharmacy near you. Currently, we are experiencing shortages of antibiotics, steroids, hormone replacement therapies, painkillers—and now blood pressure medication is in short supply. This will be just the start. For those of you dependent on allopathic medicine, I would advise you stock up if possible, or seek natural alternatives, in readiness.
72 hours of doctors' strikes in March 2023
How many of the mainstream press titles are warning of this? According to the British Medical Association, if a ballot is successful this week, junior doctors will be on strike for 72 hours this March. And according to predictions, the 50% threshold of votes to strike appears as if it is going to be met. With ambulance and paramedics, nurses and other health professionals set to walk out, who will be left in our hospitals this spring?
Schools to close due to teacher strikes
Are any areas of the public sector not threatening to strike this year? This time, it is the teachers at most state schools. Should the teachers win the strike vote, numerous schools will close for days in February and March.
UK police forces spend £66,000 on LBGT rainbow cars, shoelaces and flags
The Telegraph has published a damning piece on how UK police forces, at a cost of £66,000, have been conspicuously displaying wokeness by having their cars painted with the LBGT rainbow. Selfie frames, shoelaces and pens in the same colour scheme have also been made available, for free! Can you be too woke to investigate a burglary or car theft? It seems so, but who is paying for it? Most likely the British taxpayer.
World Health Organisation—Pandemic Treaty
I am delighted to be able to report that Mark Anderson will be keeping his eyes on this topic for UK Column. It appears that the WHO is busy behind closed doors planning the next global emergency, which will ensure that all member states act in ‘lockstep’. Mask mandates are set to return, so be prepared to say no.
As the world continues to implode, those who are aware of what is going on are preparing for for times when we may not have power, internet or access to cash. We should remain discerning, and trust our own intuition at all times. Believe no-one except yourself, join the dots, and come to your own truth. Who knows what will happen by next week? Be prepared, not scared.
Until next week,
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. I Corinthians 15:58