“NHS is off the table and stay out of our elections, UK prime minister tells Trump”

Nov 29, 2019 | NHS

In the real world, large chunks of the NHS are already sort-of privatised. In Gloucester, many cataract operations are carried out by a private company; which, yes, has cut waiting times considerably. In Oxford, three GP practices are now owned by a private company. And pensioners and leavers con join NHS Professionals, another limited company, and work when they want and where they want, often with better pay and definitely with less hassle. In all cases, who knows, Trump Industries Inc might do a better job. Doubt it, though.

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“NHS waits force patients to pay for private ops”

“NHS waits force patients to pay for private ops”

Years ago when I worked in Greece, families used to fly their poorly relatives to London to get better medical treatment. Now it’s cheaper, even with the cost of flights and hotels, to go to Lithuania for a hip replacement and Hungary or Turkey for a bit of dental work.

“Minister hints at scrapping consultation on social care”

Well, here’s an interesting idea. Because they want to sort out the problem of long-term care, the government is thinking of scrapping the consultation started to try to find ways of sorting out the problem of long-term care. They’re right. We’ve had consultations,...