Big Up the NHS

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In part one of this series I described some of the threats to our NHS in its present form. While nobody can predict the future with accuracy it is worth taking a moment to consider where we are heading if nothing is done to protect the service.

You will find this hard reading. No doubt some will accuse me of scaremongering. I concede that the picture I will paint is grim but I truly believe it to be a real possibility. I will not suggest a precise timescale these events – that would really be stretching it too far – but suffice to say we are talking months to  a couple of years rather than decades.

To follow the logic of my argument you need to have read part 1 of the series.

Where are we now?

Let’s start from the current situation. Emergency departments in hospital trusts are under…

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