I wish the NHS system was as seriously taken now as it was in the late 1940s.
Despite having exited a costly and devastating war, and massively in financial trouble, Britain managed to implement the NHS. Surely we shouldn't consider getting rid of it when the Economy is actually improving?
The system itself is fine. The government meddling, the insurance companies, and Big Pharma are the ones keeping our health care down.
My mum gets paid less for being an A&E nurse which basically includes fixing really fucked up people than the receptionists who apparently sit on facebook games all day and answer a call every hour or so
no wonder the NHS is a massive drain of money and is pretty shit as well
Also, there just aren't enough people qualified to replace some of the ineffective staff. You hear about them bringing in migrant nurses, (the Express loves those stories) but the reason that they have to do that is because the current system requires a degree for fucking everything - you've got to take time to go to college to do a dedicated nursing degree, which many people cannot, as they don't have the time or money. For example, I know a few people who used to work at nursing homes and would make amazing nurses if it was possible for a short course, but to actually do nursing, you have to go to college for a few years, and they can't afford that. If they went to the older system when it was a course that took a few weeks, if you had prior experience in a care environment, they'd have no surplus of good, efficient workers for nurses and the like, and would be able to kick out the incompetent members.
I'm far too cynical towards politicians to trust any of them with anything.
Jesus Christ leave the NHS the fuck alone, just push the budget up a bit and the leave it.
I think it was Steve Coogan who said that trusting the Tories with the NHS was almost as bad as trusting Harold Shipman with it.