It’s my job as a doctor to interpret trends and analyse hodgepodge information to predict an outcome. I look at the NHS and see a single direction of travel: collapse without rapid and drastic intervention.
In a series of posts we will look at exactly why and how this is happening. This is what I see- you can decide yourself what you see.
In the part 1 here, we looked at why the NHS budget must rise 3-4% per year just to stand still.
In part 2 here we saw exactly how this isn’t happening and the catastrophic effect it’s having on the National Health Service.
Now we examine why.
It’s clear the trend of rising demand and falling budget is not compatible with a sustainable health service, and after six years, the NHS is about to collapse. The question we have to ask is why would our leaders stand…
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