Obviously it's great that we have national healthcare. But IMO it has several failings which need addressing. I am not arguing for privatisation but the NHS needs to be actually made answerable to both the government and the public (through better handling of complaints rather than the usual NHS manager BSing you off) rather than treated as the sacred cow everyone refuses to criticise.
It is ridiculous that the public has no choice but to pay through their taxes for an institution that has some hospitals falling severely behind, doctors and nurses who treat patients badly and have several complaints but are still kept on, whistleblowers being hounded out of their jobs and bullied. Of course we all know about the NHS's good points but for far too long we have ignored the bad ones.
I believe the problems are partly to do with the NHS health workers - doctors, nurses etc. sometimes being arrogant and taking out anger on patients - and partly more on the bureaucracy in the NHS, the managers etc. and the "watchdogs" which are quite frankly a joke and a waste of money. When the NHS does actually set up things where patients can have more say like the 150 million "Care connect" website they mysteriously vanish once complaints come in. The NHS is often self serving. P.S. what did happen to the 150 million site
This is not a left wing v right wing argument, however people from both sides comment on how you would improve the NHS.
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The NHS needs severe reform watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-09-2015 11:51