This is an excellent MUST READ article from Kevin Maguire, published in the Mirror.
Whilst I understand all of Kevin Maguire’s argument, I think he fails to recognize that it is the NHS itself which has failed to serve the UK public properly; it is not just down to David Cameron’s catastrophic policy bungling. However, I tend to agree with Maguire that one of the Government’s major policies is outsourcing the NHS in “bite-size-pieces”.
The position of this blog is clear on the NHS. It’s in terminal decline and needs to be replaced with an effective model of public healthcare, modeled on best practice in other countries like Germany, France or indeed Italy.
Let me turn this to an open question:
Do you think it is time for the UK to have an adult debate about replacing the NHS?