How Many Times Have You Used The NHS In The Last Decade? Watch

Poll: How Many Times Have You Used The NHS In The Last Decade?
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14.48%
1 (16)
11.03%
2 (13)
8.97%
3 (11)
7.59%
4 (4)
2.76%
5 (2)
1.38%
6+ (78)
53.79%
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As the title states. A lot is said about the finances (or lack thereof) of the NHS, so I want to see if roughly, people use the NHS far more than they (or their parents if under 18) contribute to it (through NI) or not. Poll for simplicity :yep:

Me personally: 3.

  • 2005: Smashed wrist. X-ray, cast and follow up observational visits for 6 weeks
  • 2007: Smashed mouth (had a fall out with absynth). Stitch up and clean up........thats it.
  • 2009: Smashed forehead. Stitch up, clean up and plasters


I can't imagine any of these treatments cost the taxpayer too much. No operations or transplants required. Infact, I'd like to think my NI contributions covered these. I work!

Also if you like, state what kind of treatments you got on the NHS. I find this topic interesting. Thanks in advance TSR
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I used her last year and then she dumped me
Never happening again...
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Audiology test to check my hearing levels, my family have a history of hearing issues.
Stitches to the forehead and a night of observation.
Xray and a splint for a wrist fracture.
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Never. Apart from when I was born, obviously.
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There has not been a year that I have not been in A and E for one reason or another. Plus I see my consultant every year. Not to mention general visits to the Gp
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In the last decade? Well since the NHS could technically include a number of jabs, checkups, GP visits etc... 6+ easily.
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I don't think I could even count tbh.
I've only been to A&E twice, but I was in hospital for a while, I was really ill for over a year (so in and out of hospital, having nurses come to my house to do meds etc), I go to my GP like ALL the time, I've had loads of treatments/tests, I see a consultant regularly for my back problems etc etc...

I rely on the NHS a fair bit...
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Minimum of three times a year for various checkups on some of my conditions. Normally three or four times on top of that per year for various incidents. I've used it quite a lot this year for a lot of occupational health stuff for the medicine course as well
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I think I've probably seen my psych nurse more that 6 times this YEAR...

Yep, I get my (parent's) money worth out of it...
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Every night. Spend my taxi money on more drinks and get the ambulance home
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I certainly do get my money's worth from the NHS.

In the past year I have spent eight weeks as inpatient in hospital - three separate admissions - and this is an average year for me so times ten if you want data for the past decade.

I see my hospital consultant every three months in clinic, and also have access to a hospital dietician and a specialist nurse. I see my GP monthly.

The NHS also funds my prescription drug needs which requires me to take anything from 44-76 tablets a day, depending on my dietary intake, as well as take 4 other daily drug treatments. My consultant once told me that the annual cost to the NHS of my prescriptions alone is around £10,000.
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I rarely go, the last time I went was about two and a half years ago
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I think the last time I actually went into a hospital was when I sprained my ankle aged 6. But other than that, I just go to my GP whenever i'm feeling ill and thats about it.

I did however have braces for 2 years so you can imagine how many trips I've had to the orthodontists.
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I was in hospital for 109 days in 2004... Not fun and have been in and out from 2004 -2008 only over the last few years have they been able to get rid of me!
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6 times, including visiting the GP. More if you're including dentists, I go every 6 months.

1 and 2. When my leg locked up. I had to get my leg ''dislocated'' leg pulled straight by paramedics, and then taken to A&E for x-rays and to be told if I'd really dislocated it I wouldn't be able to walk. The doctor then had an argument with the paramedic and said her notes were wrong and I didn't dislocate it after all. And then this happened all over again 7 months later and they still don't know what's wrong with me :rolleyes:

3.To get the pill.

4. To get an IUD (this and the above were from the GP, if that still counts?)

5. Breaking my arm in 3 places :emo:

6. Random, suspicious lump in a place where you wouldn't want one.
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What exactly counts as a "use" of the NHS? Just A&E/hospital? Because in that case, 4.
If we're counting doctor's appointments, consultant's appointments etc then I couldn't even hazard a guess. Dozens.
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I go for a checkup every 9 months, a dentist checkup every year, eye test every year, have bought discounted glasses 4 times, 1 bit of dental work after biting into a stone, numerous free prescriptions and medications for hayfever, doctor's appointments to get them, and a scan of my hip to see if I had a hernia.

Given that I pay very little in terms of NI (only work during term breaks), I'd say that I certainly get my money's worth.
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Just the hospital/NHS? Otherwise this list would be faarrrrrr longer.


1) Broken Arm ~ X-Ray and plaster.
2) Gashed Knee ~ Stitches and bandaged.
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Aside from the occasional visit to the GP and jabs I've been in and out of hospital both as an outpatient and an inpatient quite a number of times over the past few years. Really can't imagine what my life would be like without the NHS. Tried private once, when I was on my dad's work insurance, but tbh the only difference was that they gave us nicer sandwiches and weren't actually able to treat me.
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When I think of how I haven't ever even broken a bone, I often wonder if I'm getting my money's worth from the NHS.
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