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I absolutely agree. This is the hidden agenda to introduce private practice as the only realistic option in the future with a very low key baseline service for the remaining populace.
Many of the people I care for have begun to see the future and are now unable to await the NHS services and therefore are self funding health care if they are fortunate to have the financial resources. Unfortunately, currently even the private sector of the system is oversubscribed with waiting times to see specialists most notably in neurology with its shortfall of trained specialist. This is because it is currently a system working in parallel with the NHS.
Mental health access is awful and I am starting to consider undertaking what little therapy i can provide in ten minute surgery appointment times.
G-d help us all.
No competing interests
01 November 2015
Simon G Davis
The Coach House Surgery, 27 Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5DQ