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I read this article with interest, it has raised some genuine concerns. However while blaming the government, regardless of political bias and orientation, we must not forget that the NHS has become a non-sustainable financial model. The model is so efficient in serving the marginalized society that we have to roughly spend 110 billion pounds out of the Exchequer each year at a time when the nation is suffering from Brexit.
The solution is somewhat simple and straight forward--that is, the Robin Hood model. In recent years, Arvind eye care institutes in India have shown marvellous success in this model. Charging the rich population and siphoning it to cover for the poor is relatively easy. There can be several other models which can work without getting away from the core values of the NHS.