DEBATE: Socialised and private healthcare, where is the divide?

In the first of our NHS Survival public debates we invited two consultants from both NHS and private sectors to give their opinions on the future of the NHS. Read both, comment and share. The debate is now open...

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'NHS' or 'nHS'?

For the NHS to survive the professionals who work within it need to feel responsible for the stewardship of resources.

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The Future of our NHS - if we do nothing

You will find this hard reading. No doubt some will accuse me of scaremongering. I concede that the picture I will paint is grim but I truly believe it to be a real possibility. I will not suggest a precise timescale these events – that would really be stretching it too far – but suffice to say we are talking months to a couple of years rather than decades.

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Consultant Opt-Out: Facts & Lies

Good medical practice is built on keeping up with evidence. As healthcare professionals this is drilled into us at every stage of training. If only the same could be said for politicians...

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Rant for the NHS

How can a government get facts and figures so wrong?

Fact: the NHS has functioned all the way through because of good will. Even stuffy consultants give everything they can to the NHS. The patient always comes first and many hard-pressed consultants work long hours and come in to the hospital when they are not on call – they are available 24/7.

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NHS: a cause for concern

Dear Public, 
Please would you give me a few minutes of your time and read this. 
I just wanted to explain how I became a Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon and why, after 25 years, I am I feeling frustrated. 

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Ask the Question

We must be able to do what we preach. No- really, we must. How many courses, events, conferences have we all attended where we talk about importance of being

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