“NHS waiting lists surge due to pensions row”

Jul 8, 2019 | NHS

Worth remembering that when the NHS was formed, doctors had to be lured away from private practice, which was all there was, by the promise of secure pensions and decent working hours. Now the answer to the taxation of their pensions, which is encouraging them to work less, is to reduce, not the tax, but their pensions. Does anyone think these things through?

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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.