Abuses of NHS system could kill it for ever
✒ THE crisis in our medical services across the board appears to be endemic.
I commenced trying to make an appointment with my GP in mid April.
None available until June which could not be booked as schedules were not currently on the computer.
I finally achieved my objective for mid June, but hardly a reason to feel ecstatic.
The two exceptions are firstly, if it is a medical emergency, you have the luxury of being seen.
This of course could mean that today’s moderate problem could become tomorrow’s emergency.
The other means is a telephone lottery at 12.30pm each day, when appointments are released, and if you hit the jackpot , you can be booked in.
Unfortunately our GPS are at risk of becoming an endangered species.
My sympathies however are with GPS. The icing on the cake , is learning that my GP practice had in excess of approximately 400 missed appointments in the last two months.
The outstanding lack of responsibility, complacency and selfishness of some people is beyond belief.
Apparently nationwide, more than 15 million GP appointments are wasted each year, which equates to an eye watering loss of £216 million.
Each appointment costs an average of £30. (source nhs.uk)
There are some in Government, who through devious routes are trying to privatise our NHS through the back door.
The NHS is free at the point of delivery, but if the system continues to be blatantly abused there will be no delivery.
This could be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back, and the existing crisis will make our great NHS untenable and we will lose it forever.
The ultimate human cost of this of course, could be loss of life.
What a tragedy that would be
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