Daily Telegraph

Time for a grown-up debate about the NHS

In an editorial, The Daily Telegraph reported on Reform’s research in the NHS.

The article said:

Much of the problem, however, is due not to the amount of cash, but how it is spent. As we learnt under Labour, more money does not necessarily translate into a better service. In other parts of the public sector, such as policing and local government, the pressures of austerity have resulted in imaginative efforts to do more with less. Similarly, if we dispensed with our belief that the NHS is a peerless marvel, and started comparing it to health systems in other countries, we might find many useful examples of how to provide better services at a cheaper price. We could start by ramping up the integration of social and hospital care, investing more in prevention, and ensuring that joined-up thinking and joined-up budgets become the norm across the system.

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