Two stories here and here hit the press yesterday on how the NHS is continuing to fail patients. The first details how Doctors, though uniform lack of knowledge, are failing to treat patients with kidney disease effectively. The second is about how NICE is, yet again, denying patients in the early stages of Altzheimer’s disease effective treatment that can prolong a reasonable quality of life for a significant amount of time.
I am sure that with the expected cuts in NHS spending we are going to hear many more stories like this. How many will it take before the Government starts to make some real reforms that will stop the obsession with the out-dated model that is the NHS and start to think about how they can really help to assure – rather than provide – improved health care for all.