Monday, 10 July 2017

Nine ways to save the NHS – by healthcare professionals

Nine ways to save the NHS – by healthcare professionals Charge for missed appointments, divert funds to social care and fine drunk people – readers weigh in on how to solve problems facing the health service

Drink- or drug-related problems should always be dealt with in regional drunk tanks which are already being used in many areas, and patients charged to make the service profitable. Alternatively, this could be paid for by a sharp rise in alcohol tax. In the A&E I often work in, it’s not just the weekend evenings we have drunk patients, it’s 24/7; you can walk in at any time of day and there will always be a few drunk people or drug users causing a nuisance. Continue reading... The Guardian

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