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Strangely weighted reporting, seeing as Lord Warner outlines a wide range of potential funding strategies to meet NHS future funding shortfalls...
This would probably have made for a more interesting discussion:
'Revenue could also come from higher, hypothecated 'sin' taxes on alcohol, tobacco and gambling, and taxes on sugary foods because of rising obesity.'
If dis can run premium memberships then I guess anyone can
Private records accessible to anyone?
TheoGB to combat MRSA?
Bedsmashes and sticky beds?
But a ringfenced tax increase.
that needs to be taken in tax from the profits of corporations...
"A £10 monthly fee would be used to fund local initiatives to improve prevention of ill-health and an annual "health MoT""
Plenty of evidence out there that health MOTs have no benefit on outcomes. Already being done by GPs/pharmacies anyway.
If the government wants to improve social health they should stop lining their own pockets with the monies of big business and enforce sacrifices upon them rather than general public
as a way of getting paranoid people to go private. Hmm.
Strange he suggested a flat rate. Really if you were going to do this it should be based on your CT band and then go directly to your local authority, who now have a large proportion of responsibility for local public health.
So yeah, let’s do that.
This is being fed to the press by a pro-carving-up-of-the-NHS government.
The moment ANY fee is introduced it;ll just go up and up. £10 now, £500 in 10 years.
Look at student fees. £1000k flat rate! Skip forward a decade and £9000k flat rate!
Why is the NHS more expensive to run these days than in the past? Surely a nationalised health service is either something that's affordable or something that isn't?
*please can someone who isn't the TheWzarckee or CG reply please thanks
Ever increasing elderly population with ever increasing co-morbidities needing multi-modal therapies
Social care not able to cope so NHS is its slack - problem worsening
Treatments cost more regarding quantity and new innovative approaches
Staff numbers increasing to meet patient number increases = costs more
Increasing quality of care involves up skilling current staff and/or employing new staff = costs more
Keeping people alive longer (all ages) costs more in short and long run
Increased disease detection and prevention so people who used to die young no longer do.
Lifestyle diseases - increasing in prevalence (e.g Liver and diabetes) which are a long term burden on NHS
They're a victim of their own success really.
and then paying for NowTV?