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Emergency admissions reach record high

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£5 fee to see your GP or go to A&E. The cost of a packet of fags would provide unparalleled insurance in comparison with anywhere else in the world. Would help if there was cross party support. Little chance of that. Looks like the Tory & Lib Dem policy of sticking their heads in the sand and hoping the NHS doesn't implode on their watch has gone wrong. Public won't buy the Tories and Daily Mail blaming GPs for this one. Things are going to get a lot rougher for hospital consultants some of whom sneered at their GP colleagues. Brace yourselves for a media assault on their enormous packages. If Labour win the election watch the bond markets get spooked. The domino effect has begun. The politicians are out of their depth. The public and healthcare workers will have no choice but to go private.

Posted date

13 Dec 2014

Posted time

8:07am

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