Creeping NHS care privatisation

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I totally oppose privatisation of health services. Even my NHS GP, service from within a purely run NHS practise and NHS funded, advised me, during a visit that NHS services have to adopt the American model to even be able to serve the patients.

I can now book appointments via Patient Access, an online GP connected health platform. But there are now hardly any GP appointments available. On offer are plenty of paid-for services, anything from physio to Pharmacist appointments.

Interestingly not even my local pharmacy stocks the cheap Paracetamol and Ibuprofen tablets. Only large supermarkets and Poundland does.

My dentist practise has a large NHS sign over the front door but my NHS dentist is there only 2 days per week. My NHS dentist advises me to pay for teeth cleaning at £52 a go, when I can get it for free on the NHS once my teeth have reached plague stage 4.

The rest of my dental practise offers cosmetic services. I suppose all those Love Island contestants and a lot of TV presenters and public speakers use cosmetic dental services but for someone on an average income the prices are just staggering.

I completely oppose a privatisation of health services if this means the better off get better treatment.

Those methods seem to phase out those with a conscience as those with a conscience find it the hardest to make money these days. The less money you make, the less health treatment you can afford.

People like David Attenborough and Chris Packham are exceptions and I understand Chris Packham gets a lot of threats. Jamie Oliver is the savior of the school nutrition league and suffers large commercial losses. Victoria Derbyshire makes a social program that is now being stopped.

People should refuse private treatment as an option if there is a service available on the NHS that they are entitled to.

Even if this means that we have to unavailable for work or voluntary work. Try to buy things from environmentally and people friendly people.

 

 

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