2 thoughts on “What I learned from debating the NHS”

  1. Posted 13/04/2022 at 18:05 | Permalink

    That the UK Health Service is in need of radical reform is unquestionable. However, moving to an insurance-based system would undoubtedly be very disruptive and it is not the only alternative. Denmark in particular has a devolved State-run system which appear to provide good care at reasonable cost. Given the record of UK Local Government, it might not be workable, but it should be discussed.

  2. Posted 15/04/2022 at 09:07 | Permalink

    An insurance based system is not the answer. What’s needed is competition based on customer choice, just as in that other essential service food supply.
    Give the trusts/hospitals to private operators funded by central government. Those that performed well would attract more customers thus increasing their cash flow and forcing the underperformers to improve their service and cut their costs.
    The driver for this must always be customer choice and satisfaction.

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