9.74 From death by medication to wellbeing by mindfulness meditation

By John Kapp, 22, Saxon Rd hove BN3 4LE, 01273 417997,         20.5.14

1 Summary – from medication to meditation
The NHS definitions of patient ‘harm’ and ‘safety’ have become so distorted that it is culturally acceptable to harm 1 in 10 patients, totalling millions, and kill 1 or 2 in 100, totalling 80,000 – 160,000 pa who die prematurely, equivalent to the total loss of 200 - 400 Airbuses every year – one per day. Iatrogenic (doctor induced) adverse events (mostly drug reactions -ADRs) now equal or exceed the other two largest causes of death - heart disease and cancer, amounting to state-sponsored genocide.

The solution is for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to empower GPs to mass-prescribe the NICE-recommended Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course as easily as Prozac, with vouchers for providers who abound in the third sector. This would provide a costeffective drug-free alternative treatment for most patients in primary care, and teach them how to get off drugs and take better care of themselves. If rolled out at scale, this innovation could cure the NHS, and halve the public health statistics by 2020, at 20% less cost to the taxpayers.

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