Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The radical blueprint the NHS needs to survive life after Brexit - Simon Stevens

The radical blueprint the NHS needs to survive life after Brexit The NHS wasn’t on the Brexit ballot. But it often felt as if it was. Emblazoned on the Battlebus, both Leave and Remain wrapped themselves in the mantle of a strong and better funded health service.

This was curious, as on the NHS there is no overriding need to 'take back control’. We already make the big decisions about our health system largely as we please, as do the Germans, the French and the rest.

But if the referendum result revealed a country divided, on the NHS it confirmed a nation united – by deep pride and genuine concern for our most important social institution. The Daily Telegraph

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