The NHS at 65: The Coalition are Retiring our Public Health Service

Brilliant article for the NhS’ 65th birthday..

Scriptonite Daily

CD3

The National Health Service (NHS) celebrates its 65th birthday today.  While coalition politicians cut ribbons, they are also busy cutting the lifelines that make the service viable. Ceaseless scare stories, never ending costly reorganisations, rampant commercialisation and privatisation, and deliberate loading of unsustainable debt onto hospital balance sheets.  It is time for a reminder of what we stand to lose, if we do not defend our Spirit of ’45 inheritance.

Life before the NHS

 NHS1

The National Health Service was born on July 5th 1948 – within living memory.  The only recognised health system in Britain prior to the NHS was the system of National Health Insurance, established by Lloyd George from 1911.  This insurance was paid by working men and their employers at a flat rate rather than graduated to account for differing levels of wealth; the Lord and the Layman paid the same fee.  It…

View original post 1,714 more words

5 responses to “The NHS at 65: The Coalition are Retiring our Public Health Service

  1. Let’s hope the public aren’t complacent about our NHS – I have American friends who think we’re crazy for thinking about dismantling it.

    Like

  2. Celebration of the NHS’ 65th anniversary today? More like a wake!
    
I am disillusioned with the onslaught against the NHS by this punitive 
government.

    Like

  3. Pingback: The NHS at 65: The Coalition are Retiring our P...·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s