What do you think should be the political priorities for the NHS?BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1808 (Published 09 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1808
- Rebecca Coombes, head of investigations and features, The BMJ
Over the next six weeks, on broadcast and digital news, social media, and even our doorsteps, politicians will be holding forth about the NHS, defining the “issues” according to their political hue.
Funding pledges, a “seven day NHS,” investment in mental health, and a profit cap on private health firms are already features of this fledging general election campaign.
But what are the views of those who work in the NHS, for whom service failings are a daily reality? In an attempt to surface these core concerns, The BMJ has begun recording the experiences of readers working in the NHS for an audio collection, BMJ Voices, now available on www.thebmj.com. These voices—including general practitioners and emergency medicine doctors—present the problems as seen on the ground, whether …