Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Can the NHS be saved?

Can the NHS be saved? A long-term plan designed to secure the future of NHS England has been delayed once again by Brexit. But as Britain’s health service heads into its annual winter beds crisis, the Guardian’s Denis Campbell visits King’s College hospital in London to find out what staff and patients need for the future – and how much it will cost. Plus: Hadley Freeman on why Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was right to distance herself from her father and his media onslaught

Britain’s National Health Service turned 70 this year but, as toasts were raised, there were growing concerns about the institution’s long-term sustainability. There are ongoing budget pressures, lifestyle diseases are on the rise, and a growing population has increased expectations of what a health service free at the point of use can provide. The Guardian

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