Message from Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to NHS staff – 2 July

“We’re now on the road to recovery, and just as we start the monumental task of recovering NHS services, I want to give you what you need to recover from this difficult period, and make it as easy as possible for you to do your jobs.”

Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care 2 July healthcareleaders.blog.gov.uk 

To my NHS colleagues,

The NHS is an institution that is close to my heart, and the hearts of so many people across the nation. It was there for the birth of my children, and cared for my father in his final days.

I feel a deep affection for the NHS, and the brilliant people who work there. As the first Secretary of State for Health from an ethnic minority, it’s a great privilege to be representing this diverse institution that represents the very best of modern Britain.

I was determined to get on the frontline and see this for myself. So my first visit as Secretary of State was to St Thomas’ Hospital and vaccination centre, to meet the doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and volunteers who’ve contributed so much to our fight against this virus, and to our vaccination programme which has given us hope of a brighter future.

We’re now on the road to recovery, and just as we start the monumental task of recovering NHS services, I want to give you what you need to recover from this difficult period, and make it as easy as possible for you to do your jobs.

Just as we recover we must also reform. We are modernising the Mental Health Act to improve services for the most serious mental illnesses. We’ll also keep bolstering the foundations of our NHS. Primary care will continue to be central to our plans to level up the health of the nation, and we’ll continue to build more hospitals and make sure we bring even more people to the front line. Any proposal we bring forward will build on the spirit of integrated working you’ve embraced so enthusiastically, because we know we’re at our best when we work as one.

It’s so important to me that we work together to get this right, and I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you as I possibly can, and to hearing your views.

You’ve all done so much to support this country through this tough 18 months. I will do everything in my power to support the NHS, as we put this pandemic behind us and look ahead to the next chapter.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

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  1. TRANSLATION

    Javidese: “I will do everything in my power to support the NHS”

    English: “I will do everything in my power to further the ongoing 50-year strategy for privatisation of the NHS. I will increase the administrative overhead of privatisation rather than reduce it (estimated at costing £10BN to £30BN PER YEAR – imagine what that could do for waiting lists if it was spent on … you know … actual health care services rather than administration). I will NOT cancel the student debts for trainee nurses who didn’t / aren’t getting a bursary. Nor will I help reduce the debt that student nurses accumulate by paying them when they are spending half their training working in hospitals doing jobs that I would otherwise have to pay agency staff to do. And of course, it goes without saying, that nurses will continue to get wage rises BELOW the rate of inflation, and we won’t even honour the multi-year wage deal we previously agreed. But please rest assured that when it comes to clapping to show my appreciation for the NHS, then the NHS does indeed have my full support.”

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