This is a MUST-READ, truly unbelievable article in the Telegraph by Laura Donnelly and Patrick Sawer. Check it out!
Interestingly, the article picks up that many of the failings were on the watch of the previous Labour Government. However, most readers will probably blame the 13,000 deaths on David Cameron‘s excessive austerity and botched healthcare reforms.
For much of my career I was an expert in business transformation, in both the private and public sectors. In my professional judgement, the UK National Health Service (NHS) is way beyond reform. In my view, the UK would get both better healthcare and value-for-money if it scrapped the NHS and replaced it with public healthcare based on global best practice.
Let me reflect this differently as an open question:
Should the UK have a referendum on the replacement of the NHS with a best practice healthcare system based on best practice in other countries?