Identity Cards could help, addressing inequality in health, and helping younger families.. Bring back the guillotine for Mr Hunt?

Identity Cards are anathema to many in the “Liberal Society”, but as NHSreality has already opined, Napoleon was not blessed by his country for his battles but for his organisational skills. You need to be prepared to lose a little bit of liberty to address many issues, and for the public to see they are treated fairly. Discontent and civil unrest is a real possibility, and Mr Hunt’s headaches may be less severe if he embraces the radical option of rationing overtly …Kevin Peachey for BBC news reports 9th Feb 2017: Young men paid less than predecessors, says Resolution Foundation. Identity Cards could help, addressing inequality in health, and helping younger families…

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The Resolution Foundation “..works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes.” and it is these people who are so disenchanted with current politics. The recent report by Adam Corlett “As time goes by: shifting incomes and inequality between and within generations“, is a wake up call for the patrician society of the haves.

This is the Resolution Foundation’s fourth report for the Intergenerational Commission, which over the course of 2017 will examine issues of intergenerational fairness and make recommendations to strengthen the intergenerational social contract.

Liberals have been most opposed to ID cards. But they need to recognise the potential in all sorts of areas. It may be the lesser of evils, and a pragmatic step to accept them – in Napoleonic Manner.

In 2013 in the Independent Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson opine: Health inequality is blighting the UK

Life expectancy is going up, but so too is the gap between rich and poor

Bonapartism. Six Lectures Delivered 1914 in the University of London by H. A. L. Fisher

Liberal beliefs need to be modified pragmatically to create a sustainable health service – especially in Wales

Charges are acceptable – at last the ideology of 1948 is challenged

Patients should pay to see their GP…?

A new philosophy, what I believe: allow Trust Board members to use the language of rationing in media press releases

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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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