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    Voters are ready by nearly two to one to pay more tax to bolster the NHS. A large face-to-face survey carried out before the winter crisis struck the health service in November has recorded the biggest-ever shift of opinion on the issue.

    The poll, carried out by the respected British Social Attitudes research centre, has recorded a jump from 41% support for higher taxes in 2014 to 61% at the end of last year. An even higher proportion, nearly nine in 10 people, thought there was a funding crisis.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...funding-survey

    Looks like we'll soon have new Nhs Insurance Contributions - paid by both employee and employer...

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    Privatise the lot of it and I'll happily pay for all the care i need after tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Voters are ready by nearly two to one to pay more tax to bolster the NHS. A large face-to-face survey carried out before the winter crisis struck the health service in November has recorded the biggest-ever shift of opinion on the issue.

    The poll, carried out by the respected British Social Attitudes research centre, has recorded a jump from 41% support for higher taxes in 2014 to 61% at the end of last year. An even higher proportion, nearly nine in 10 people, thought there was a funding crisis.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...funding-survey

    Looks like we'll soon have new Nhs Insurance Contributions - paid by both employee and employer...
    Have they factored in the extra 350 million per week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Privatise the lot of it and I'll happily pay for all the care i need after tax.
    This x100

    Have had 2 NHS gigs and wife works in pharma.
    There are some superb people and things in the NHS but largely they are wasting our money, corruption is endemic and the standard of care poor for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al_cam View Post
    This x100

    Have had 2 NHS gigs and wife works in pharma.
    There are some superb people and things in the NHS but largely they are wasting our money, corruption is endemic and the standard of care poor for the money.
    Name a country that provides better care for the money?
    And evidence it.
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    Our cancer survival rates suck the big one.

    Most of developed Europe beats us on it and we spend lots more than the Mediterranean countries on health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    Name a country that provides better care for the money? And evidence it.
    Germany, France, Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Our cancer survival rates suck the big one.

    Most of developed Europe beats us on it and we spend lots more than the Mediterranean countries on health.
    Don't most of them eat better though?

    At the weekend one of my relations, who is a senior bod in the NHS, was moaning about the tulip patients eat and the fact they don't know they need to exercise their bodies regularly. Her moans back up studies that show we eat the most processed crap as a nation in Europe.
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    Make patients fight for food then - this eay they get exercise, good food and beds get freed quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Privatise the lot of it and I'll happily pay for all the care i need after tax.
    You are a selfish individual whom our country does not particularly need.

    The best judgement is the way a person empathises and treats other people. You're bottom of the pile. Congrats.

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