Rap rebuttal

If you haven’t seen it, the Lansley rap is most impressive for having got ‘Any willing provider’ into the lyrics. Clever, but it’s plain wrong.

Here’s my amateur response:

You pay your money
You take your choice
Not in the NHS
You don’t have a voice
“Get what you’re given”
Is the union’s shout
Keep the outcomes hidden
Or we’ll be found out

Mid Staffs nightmare
Staff who don’t care
Families left isolated
No choice there you’re left castrated
GP Shipman
Quieter than a hitman
We should have transparency
What does that GP offer me?

You pay your money
You take your choice
Not in the NHS
You don’t have a voice
“Get what you’re given”
Is the union’s shout
Keep the outcomes hidden
Or we’ll be found out

No Competition
My premonition
Still little information
No choice of operation
Our money, our say
Do I want it spent that way?
Tell me Doc what improvements you
Have put in place to help me choose?
You pay your money
You take your choice
Not in the NHS
You don’t have a voice
“Get what you’re given”
Is the union’s shout
Keep the outcomes hidden
Or we’ll be found out

Truth must be told
Why not be bold?
Business works hand-in-hand
Provides the kit, the meds, the scans
When we need a test
Shouldn’t we have the best?
What matters is the quality
No choice gives mediocrity

You pay your money
You take your choice
Not in the NHS
You don’t have a voice
“Get what you’re given”
Is the union’s shout
Keep the outcomes hidden
Or we’ll be found out

No more plasters
NHS Disasters
Let the business minds combine
With them the NHS can shine
Manage, Invest,
Drop pride, find best
Just remember that it’s paramount
The government must keep account.

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About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer, campaigner and commentator. She is based in London and is the founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal. Through networking, technology, research, relationships and campaigning 2020health has influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. She specialised in diabetes (University of Warwick Certificate in Diabetic Care) and founded Julia Manning Eyecare in 2004, a home and prison visiting practice for people with mental and physical disabilities using the latest digital technology, which she sold to Healthcall (now part of Specsavers) in 2009. Experiences of working in the NHS, contributing to policy development, raising two children in the inner-city and standing in the General Election in Bristol in 2005 led to Julia forming 2020health at the end of 2006. Julia is a regular guest on TV and radio shows such as BBC News, ITV’s Daybreak/ GMB, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio, LBC and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week. She is mum to a rugby-mad son, a daughter passionate about Shakespeare, and wife of a comprehensive school assistant head-teacher. She loves gardening, ballet, Zimbabwe, her Westies Skye and Angus, is an honorary research associate at UCL and a Fellow of the RSA.
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