Hundreds of NHS doctors have swarmed upon Westminster to demonstrate the seriousness of problems that could see them fleeing the NHS for jobs in Australia and New Zealand.
Apparently oblivious to the damage such a statement causes to the dependable reputation of the NHS they proclaimed that they represented “most doctors” and they described the immediate future of the NHS as “not safe”.
Regular readers will know that this blog recommends a model based on monthly subscription service, with prices negotiated in the same way that accountants and gymnasiums negotiate, supplemented by insurance with a well defined scope of coverage.
Doctors chose their career knowing that the system was managed by a remote political elite who may make decisions they disagree with. That management model is unique to the NHS and it is not the only way of managing an affordable health system. It is not even the only such system this country has had.