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Reforms 'threaten future of NHS'
the problem with british governments is that they waste resources in their attempts to patch up things instead of putting good infrastructures in place first so that it costs everybody dear and especially those who can least afford it or they have to pay by compromising their health.
it is just like the campaign they had many years ago to get everybody out of their cars onto public transport which was a total failure.
had they been intelligent they would have reinforced and updated their services first to make them a more attractive option to the public than using their cars.
but none of that, people were expected to pay high prices for the tickets and hang around in the rain and cold waiting for over full and dilapidated buses and trains which failed to get them to their destinations on time. such services, at least in my large town, have never improved, the timetables are never complete or up to date and the majority of the drivers are surly and rude if you ask them any questions and more often than not do not have an answer. travel around europe and you usually get a friendly greeting from the personnel on public transport, or visit a GP or hospitial and the level of service is incomparable with that in the UK and you usually get excellent advice and proper answers to your questions with a smile by smart looking professionals who understand the meaning of the word 'service', as well as value for that dirty word, in healthcare 'money' but then they are provided with good working conditions, so that their first preoccupation is their patients and not with meeting government or organisational imposed targets!
Until the UK government are prepared to spend a little of their money and set up decent infrastructures expected of a modern country health service provision may only improve in some areas but will never be affordable and accessible to all.
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