By Youssef El-Gingihy

Dr Youssef El-Gingihy – a GP – tells the tale of ways the NHS has been progressively switched over right into a market-based healthcare procedure during the last 25 years. This technique is accelerating less than the Coalition govt and the very lifestyles of a countrywide well-being carrier is at risk. He fears that there'll no longer be an NHS as our new release grows previous and definitely no longer for our kids. but the British public continues to be principally unawares of this and the media, with few exceptions, have failed of their responsibility to notify them. The NHS is being damaged up into an common assurance procedure in line with the yankee version. This publication issues to all who use the NHS or are involved through the privatisation of public providers and the dismantling of equitable healthcare and welfare. as a way to comprehend the true tale at the back of the headlines and learn the way you could protect the NHS for the longer term then this ebook is key reading.

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Our story really starts in the 1980s with Margaret Thatcher. 3 Ken Clarke was talking about how the NHS has been gradually converted into a market-based healthcare system. After 30 years of neoliberalism, what was once impossible has become possible. Ken Clarke, of course, was there at the beginning. As Health Secretary under Thatcher, he got the ball rolling by introducing the internal market into the NHS in 1990. Step One: Create an Internal Market The 1980s saw the outsourcing of non-clinical hospital services like catering, cleaning and laundry.

Would we be better off with universal private insurance? • I will try to answer them in this book. But what if these are the wrong questions diverting us from the real issues? The National Health Service was created in 1948. It is one of the pillars of the welfare state. It was created as part of a planned economy to rebuild Britain after World War II. It is based on the principles of universal, comprehensive, free healthcare from cradle to grave with equity of care. 1 The founder of the NHS, Aneurin Bevan, officially opened the first NHS hospital—Park Hospital in Manchester—on 5 July 1948.

The DoH grudgingly conceded that the NHS is performing well for patients. The OECD also emphasised that the NHS has cut heart attack deaths by two-thirds since 1980. 17 This is not to say that the NHS does not have weaknesses. As with any system in the world, there is room for improvement, including mortality rates in certain types of cancer. There are also more avoidable hospital admissions for asthma in the UK than the average in the OECD. In recent years, there have been a number of scandals involving hospital care.

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