One reason Barry, is that the NHS is out of control and no-one is really in charge, together with constant political meddling, so healthcare suppliers and providers charge what they think they can get away with. Like anyone in business would do.
Hence astronomic prices for drugs and rubber gloves, etc., etc., which could be purchased on the open market for a fraction of the cost, if it were the NHS buyers’ with deep pockets own money they were spending.
I am no socialist, but I would propose a Citizens’ Panel of Medics, Patients and Politicians to assess the cost of the NHS to the country, and tell the Chancellor exactly how much he will have to cough up to fund it annually for an efficient, no waiting-list service like in some other parts of Europe, by whatever precept.
Rather than politicians telling it the other way round. ”NHS funding is increasing in real terms”. They never mention the population and thus customer base has increased by 20% in real terms!
As soon as Tesco take it over the better!😉
Edited by member 23 Nov 2018 at 17:04
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