Even the Kings Fund want us the “Think about Rationing”.

The King’s Fund has many publications, and in the run up to the election they intend to be prolific. There is little more important to the voters, especially the elderly.

Their latest is “Thinking about rationing”, and is trying to bring readers to terms with the inevitable, and let them realise its just a choice of methods that matters. The document also makes it clear that it is better to plan than to have knee-jerk responses. It can be downloaded in it’s entirety here.

Last year the King’s Fund suggested people should be in control of their own destiny… with regards to health and care, but this is “pie in the sky” as young people will not plan ahead, and we all hope to die  suddenly, even though this is the least likely outcome for any..




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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.

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  1. Pingback: Perverse behaviours – and perverse incentives. This is partly what drives doctors away… | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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