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Scotland’s NHS 24 service moves to free 111 number


Anonymous | 29-Apr-2014 11:56 am You can raise tax 'progressively' - but charging for calling 111 clearly impinges more on the poor than on the weathier. I do think that too many people these days probably 'turn up at the NHS's door' when in days gone by, they would have 'ignored it for a few days' (by when it often would have 'gone away on its own'). A GP writing in the press, was complaining about this difference in attitude re [especially] the generation that lived through WW2 and modern 20 somethings. However, I do consider that the modern 'less deferential attitude' to doctors is a step forward. Some doctors, don't agree. How much the NHS needs to spend, and exactly what services it should provide, is very much up for debate at present: but the two camps are 'everyone/society should be paying for the NHS through almost exclusively General Taxation' (my position) or something that looks like a move towards 'privatised medicine' (which some people want, but I don't like as the way forward).

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29 April, 2014

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3:07 pm