3 thoughts on “Why has no other European country copied the NHS model?”

  1. Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:13 | Permalink

    Is the NHS too big and ‘established ‘ to change, even if it is wanted and needed?
    Why wont the British public let go even though they know it doesn’t work?
    A majority government needs to take it on. It will need massive planning. How about ‘test’ areas? Would this work? I was in Croatia where everyone has to pay the first 20%. No one in A&E! (What are their outcomes?).
    . Who has the answers? People with money always get a better service anyway so why don’t we stop worrying about two tier systems? So many questions.

  2. Posted 07/02/2021 at 09:51 | Permalink

    Of course the NHS needs improvement, but after years of entrenched underfunding the Service has not had the capacity to explore other avenues of development.
    Its stuck in the model it’s in primarily due to poor funding and lack of clinical and operational development to aspire to a new way of working.
    The NHS needs politicians to stop interfering in its operational structure and to allow the coalition of directors and business associates with excellent track records from across successful businesses and healthcare organisations to come together with innovative solutions towards transforming the NHS.
    Innovation cant come from Whitehall…..that’s why we’re in the pickle we’re in.

  3. Posted 17/01/2022 at 14:00 | Permalink

    Why do we assume the issues with the NHS is the funding model and there is a role for profit taking insurance companies? Isn’t it enough for government to ring-fence a portion of the National-Insurance contributions to fund the NHS. The issue then being how to manage demands on the system. Private insurance opening hospitals and paying more to the same specialists can create longer queues for NHS as this must cause costs to rise. Floating all medical procedures in a market will drive up costs for patients, as the NHS is able to negotiate down prices. Britain has long attempted to get value for money, partly through efficiencies. It doesn’t look to increase other things like “choice”. Value and efficiency may mean that the UK has fewer doctors. Comparing systems depends on the values each system is trying to achieve vs outcomes. Not outcomes alone, as these can be cherry-picked.

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