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GPs expected to provide 24/7 'decision support' under proposed out-of-hours revamp


The US health system appears to be designed to extract the maximum amount of money from people - it's now running at 16% of GDP, which is crippling America. NHS is a world leader. However, UK NHS is only a world leader because of the dedication of the people who work in the various parts - with Primary Care perhaps the most critical component. Sometimes it seems as though the current government is deliberately breaking NHS, so that those who can afford it have to go private (and if possible, those who don't pay taxes die and die quickly so they don't drain the system). We could change all of this. If we (NHS and independent providers including GP surgeries) start funding politician reelection campaigns and offering them directorships and advisory roles, they might take more interest in us? After all, that's what the US and South African companies do to UK politicians, and it seems to be working

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23 Jun 2013

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