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So maybe private-public partnerships are the way forward?

 

Unfortunately the private sector can just cherry pick those patients who are low risk i.e. minor procedures, with low complication rates on young and relatively fit patients with less chances of post-operative complications.

 

This means that although you may get seen super-quick and be really happy with the service, the crumbly 80 year old with the broken hip and heart disease still has to go to the NHS - a private hospital wouldnt touch her with a barge-pole. Expensive for the NHS.

 

So all the easy stuff gets picked off by the private companies, they are quids in with very little risk. If any complications do arise, guess where the patient ends up? The local NHS hospital! Expensive for the NHS.

 

It's win-win for these companies.

 

It also means less training for junior surgeons in more simple surgery as all those cases get sent to St Elsewhere to have it done privately.

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Unfortunately the private sector can just cherry pick those patients who are low risk

 

No they can't.

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The second story hints at the truth though doesn't it? They treat within the capabilities of the clinic as referred by NHS GP's.

 

So, for example, the clinic at Barlborough won't be doing brain surgery any time soon will it... or will it? But I've heard that patients think it's wonderful because they get seen quickly in a nice environment paid for by the NHS.

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The second story hints at the truth though doesn't it? They treat within the capabilities of the clinic as referred by NHS GP's.

 

So, for example, the clinic at Barlborough won't be doing brain surgery any time soon will it... or will it? But I've heard that patients think it's wonderful because they get seen quickly in a nice environment paid for by the NHS.

 

Is it any wonder they have a nice environment when they get cheaper cases than the NHS for the same level of funding?

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Just another excuse to start an anti-military thread because one sadistic moron killed a dog.

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Is it any wonder they have a nice environment when they get cheaper cases than the NHS for the same level of funding?

 

Ah, so you're changing your argument now?

 

Incidentally, have you made it some kind of mission to follow me around SF and pick holes in what I write, albeit somewhat unsuccessfully? Or is it just coincidence?

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Ah, so you're changing your argument now?

 

Incidentally, have you made it some kind of mission to follow me around SF and pick holes in what I write, albeit somewhat unsuccessfully? Or is it just coincidence?

 

Not my mission. I simply pick-up on posts I feel are either wrong or misleading because they are only partial truths, whilst trying to avoid wasting time with trolls. The fact you have recently been on a bit of a campaign for a small state has attracted my interest not for any personal season, I just disagree with you.

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At least we are both consistent eh?

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Is it time we ditched the NHS in favour of a private health care system, taking parts of health care systems seen in Europe and the US?

 

It's often difficult to have a proper discussion about the future of our national health care because of the Golden Calf mentality that permeates the public sector, the NHS in particular, and the Unions.

 

But lets be honest, it's nowhere near perfect and often falls short of what we might expect of a modern health service.

 

If we had the private sector replace the NHS, competing companies would strive to provide better services and provide them at competative prices to win customers. They would have to meet the service expectations of its customers, or it customers will look elsewhere. The tax burden on Joe Public should go down, then it is your choice whether to spend that extra money in your pocket on fags and booze, or on health insurance.

 

No comment -----IDIOT !!!!!!

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What a great way for our marvellous NHS to treat an old war hero. Makes me so proud of our NHS.
That is totaly obscene but about par for the course.

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No they can't.

 

Perhaps the better way to look at it is that the private sector cherry picking the profit making patients leaving the loss making patients to the NHS. This wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for each NHS trust having to balance their books, the loss of the profit making patients makes this more difficult.

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