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Lack of GP services not reason for A&E pressure, shows major study

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Joe is absolutely right. It is time to have the debate that no politician wants to have. Currently the NHS is expected to provide everything to everyone. At its inception I am sure that this was not anticipated, simply because we can do so much more and it is technologically more advanced and expensive. Politicians have expected somebody else to do the rationing!! We now need to have the debate starting with 1) How much are we prepared to pay and 2) What does that mean we can afford? If the population wants everything for everybody, the bill will go up exponentially and it is simply unaffordable. So far the NHS has survived on the goodwill and professionalism of the staff. Staff can only take so much. The sustained intensity of the workload will lead to burnout, and staff will leave. This at a point where more staff are needed. It was inevitable that at some point there would be a flu epidemic and that there would be a crash!!

Posted date

16 Jan 2018

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1:58pm

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