Isn't the NHS wonderful? a question that many affirm, without thinking, along with that other cliché about our wonderful police service and lets be honest, yes they are, up to a point.
I'll put our wonderful police on the back boiler for this posting and leave them Kettled for another time.
However it comes as no surprise to me that the NHS are in the dock for poor treatment to elderly, the NHS is an out of control behemoth, unfortunately we as providers of funds have no say in who or where, we get treated.
Instead of passing responsibility for managing health resources, to over-worked GP's couldn't the health service be re-engineered so that patients control funds, choosing which doctor or practice gets their money.
Imagine if you were taxed and your groceries were "free", and then imagine that in some areas the grocery provider was asda rather than Sainsburys