Raise taxes or NHS will have to start charging patients, warn - TopicsExpress



          

Raise taxes or NHS will have to start charging patients, warn GPs The NHS will have to start charging patients unless taxes are increased or major cuts are made to the service, leading health figures have warned. Officials from the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Physicians among others said in a letter that the NHS was “creaking at the seams” amid increased demands because of the ageing population – partly a result of improved health care. “We can all celebrate the success of rising life expectation. Yet because most of us are living longer, the next 50 years will see a growth of at least two and a half times as many people suffering from multiple problems,” the letter, which was sent to The Times, said. independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/raise-taxes-or-nhs-will-have-to-start-charging-patients-warn-gps-9588250.html
Posted on: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:37:50 +0000

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