Will Wales’ professionals be tempted to take out group private medical insurance?

Will Wales’ professionals be tempted to take out group private medical insurance?

The prospect of a poorer part of the UK having less choice, and lower standards is not good for equality. Regional Perspectives on graduate destinations shows that Wales is a net exporter of graduates.

Poverty in Wales

Wales rations Downs Test: Criticism over NHS Down’s syndrome test availability

Fat and Alcohol will bancrupt the Regional Health Services – So who believes in some form of co-payment and/or deserts based rationing?

Persistently high death rates in Welsh hospitals should be investigated: Listen to Sir Bruce Keogh. Bring back the Welsh Office.

Recruiting and retaining professionals into poorer regions of the UK.

Deprivation differences…. especially across the UK – revisited

Forget reform, the NHS is beyond repair – “change to a European-style social insurance system”?

As waiting lists increase, and service standards fall, extra insurance is worth considering… carefully… fearfully

Maternity care ‘in crisis’ amid new baby boom: 20% of Maternity Budget spent on Insurance

The State Safety Net – at risk of collapse. Clarity in taxation and budgets will help.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

1 thought on “Will Wales’ professionals be tempted to take out group private medical insurance?

  1. Pingback: Access to surgery becomes more and more a postcode lottery. Royal College of Surgeons praised by NHSreality for bringing honesty to the debate. | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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