Readers panel: Does the way we fund the NHS have to change to avoid bankrupting the state?
A report from the Centre for Policy Studies – A Royal Commission on the NHS: The Remit –argues that the ‘ever-increasing demands of the health service cannot be met from general taxation without bankrupting the state’. Nursing Standard readers have their say
Liz Charalambous is a staff nurse and PhD student in Nottingham @lizcharalambou
No. The fact we ask this question is testament to the damage done by this government. If the government can spend public funds on a cross-party alliance to stay in power, and bail out the banks, then surely public money can be used to invest in the NHS rather than looking to the ‘free market’? We need to examine our priorities as a society to determine how taxes are spent, and invest in the infrastructure to improve health and create jobs.
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