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NHS England advises trusts to cancel operations this winter as system ‘buckles’


"Our ambition should be to break down the barriers between private and public provision, in effect denationalising the provision of health care in Britain" Direct Democracy 2005. The system cannot survive unless the hospitals can make money via elective work. Stopping it to meet winter demands would lead them to go bankrupt unless they are bailed out by commissioners who in turn go into debt and the cycle continues. Long waiting lists lead to people demanding to go privately within 18 weeks adding to the costs, once they find the private sector very difficult to persuade them back to the NHS. Those non viable trusts will be forced to close and the care model radically changed as in Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand but that was as a result of an earthquake!!

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23 Aug 2016

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