Angry Doctor

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Free at the Point of Delivery

The term 'NHS' is often used locally as a sort of a bogeyman, to represent how bad things can become if healthcare became universally free and is fully paid for by taxes.

I must admit I don't really have any first-hand experience with the NHS, so I am glad Dr Crippen has decided to give us an insider's view at his blog.


  • Don't forget that treatments/consultations on the NHS are free of charge. The most someone ever pays is a £6.50 flat rate for prescriptions - and most people (pregnant, elderly, children, unemployed, chronic illness) are exempt from this.

    By Blogger tscd, At January 19, 2006 1:51 am  

  • We call the NHS = No Health System, and there is a more than a good reason for that.

    By Blogger KT, At January 20, 2006 7:54 pm  

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