An 85 year old chemistry graduate despairs of the Health Service. It appears he too was not diagnosed properly, and could soon be joining the “posthumous” voters who would like the service to have changed..
My belief is that covert and post coded rationing in the information age is morally wrong. Patients need to be informed what services will not be available to them, in advance, and told their options for planning for these deficits in cover.
I prefer cutting out high volume low cost treatment options (such as paracetamol) to low volume high cost treatments such as Proton Beam Therapy… and I advocate co-payments which could be income related….
The devolution of the UK into regions with different health rights means we have a much weaker mutual, and “nationalism” threatens to take this even further.
The underprovision of doctors and nurses is due to the short termism of our “first past the post” election system, and will not change until we have some form of proportional representation.