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Topic: Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS
Posted by: Angus McPhail
Date/Time: 06/10/14 15:20:00

I like to see us being able to make an economic choice between the NHS or private services within our current tax system. The ability to opt out for tax related to the NHS and sign up for private health care instead might prove popular. I accept this would lead to less funding for the NHS but it would also relieve it of a huge swath of patients. On its current trajectory the NHS will need an extra 30bn by 2020 which is greater than the cost of the Iraq and Afghan campaigns combined at 20bn currently. This is equivalent to around 450 per person. Some form of means testing might help to address this economic gap, as currently one in three visits to A&E's are recognised as unnecessary and could have been treated by a visit to a local pharmacist instead. Too many folk are simply abusing A&E departments currently which is adding to the unsustainability of the underlying economics here. Also many GP appointments are not kept. I would advocate patients being charged for not turning up.


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I am starting to lose faith in the NHS04/10/14 19:28:00 Susan Kelly
   Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS05/10/14 17:33:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 09:07:00 Angus McPhail
      Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 09:29:00 Guy Lambert
         Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 09:48:00 Vanessa Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 10:10:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 11:42:00 Will Watson
      Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 11:22:00 Susan Kelly
   Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 11:36:00 Tomasz Keller
      Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 11:54:00 Iris Hill
         Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 12:35:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 12:52:00 Angus McPhail
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 12:58:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 13:12:00 Iris Hill
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 14:21:00 Arnold Saxton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 14:11:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 14:23:00 Will Watson
                        Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 14:48:00 Philippa Bond
                           Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS06/10/14 15:20:00 Angus McPhail
                              Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS08/10/14 12:06:00 Will Watson
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS08/10/14 13:57:00 Guy Lambert
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS08/10/14 14:26:00 Will Watson
                                       Medical tourism08/10/14 15:27:00 Sandie Goodman
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS08/10/14 16:21:00 Susan Kelly
                              Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS08/10/14 15:28:00 Andrew Cumming
   Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,08/10/14 15:39:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 10:13:00 Sam Hearn
         Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 10:46:00 Guy Lambert
            Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 11:31:00 Gerry Tan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 13:16:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 14:04:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,09/10/14 14:00:00 David Roberts
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,13/10/14 19:03:00 Kathleen Healy
                  :I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,13/10/14 23:40:00 George Knox
                     Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 00:18:00 Guy Lambert
                        Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 09:31:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 11:11:00 Kathleen Healy
                           Re:Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 13:34:00 Sam Hearn
                              Re:Re:Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 14:43:00 Vanessa Smith
                           Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 16:31:00 George Knox
                              Re:Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 16:52:00 Guy Lambert
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re::I am starting to lose faith in the NHS, the banks, the energy companies, the pension funds, insurers,14/10/14 19:18:00 Kathleen Healy

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