As one of those born just before the NHS was founded, I am passionately dedicated to its future provision. I have just read the article in June MT “Can we afford our NHS?”. I am constantly surprised that most articles I read about this subject never comment on 3 major items of expenditure – the cost of drugs, the huge and disproportionate spending on PFI (Private Finance Initiative) and the impact of privatisation.
“The market” should have no place in our health service, and until this aspect is addressed, PFI reviewed and all involved in our health service made accountable, it will be impossible to rebuild the NHS, control spending, reinstate the cuts, and ensure the health service is both free at the point of need and that treatment does not depend on a postcode lottery.
Lynne Faulks, Burley in Wharfedale