According to the chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA), James Johnson, there is just one year to save the NHS.

Accepting that the NHS has been given in recent years huge annual increases of 7% with little to show for it, there are clear signs that the leadership of the doctors union is tentatively positioning itself to abandon a financially holed NHS.

No doubt mindful that in the years to come NHS funding will merely increase in line with inflation, Johnson has suggested a range of questions that ask whether the NHS should continue to provide everything or if people need to contribute towards their treatment privately.

Always ready to follow the money, the doctors’ leader has wisely covered the bases when he concluded:

“Don’t assume there’s anything automatic about the system we have at the moment continuing into perpetuity.”