Have your say on the NHS

Warrington Guardian: Have your say on the NHS Have your say on the NHS

HEALTH leaders are calling on residents to have their say on the future of the NHS.

Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the NHS body responsible for planning and buying health services for people in Warrington, is encouraging people to share their ideas and opinions through an online questionnaire.

Dr Andy Davies, chairman of Warrington CCG, said: “We recognise many challenges lie ahead for the NHS and in order to continue providing a high-quality health service, then it must change.

“We won’t make any major decisions without the support of our local population but we do need to know what changes you think should take place.”

Drop-in events held across the area last month have so far found patients believe the NHS should charge people who do not turn up for GP and hospital appointments and ‘time-wasters and drunken people’ while also reducing the number of senior managers and directors in the NHS.

The questionnaire is available online until December 31 via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Future_of_the_NHS.

For a printed copy contact Paul Steele on 843774 or e-mail Paul.Steele@warringtonccg.nhs.uk.

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9:14am Wed 18 Dec 13

richiepooh says...

Charging people is part of the governments campaign to abolish the NHS by introducing payment at any level gets the people slowly into the mindset that this is normal, this is standard PR strategy by starting off with attacking the things that you would support charging for (drunkenness, missing appointments) once you have the mindset they they increase slowly the things that should be paid for, holiday jabs, specialist treatments, sports injuries, self inflicted, addiction treatments, none critical...poof NHS GONE !

DO NOT BE BLIND TO THIS ITS STANDARD PR FOR BAD POLICY !

multi pronged attack, look on BBC news at number of reports of NHS failings...they want you to think NHS is failing so you support reform...but think as an individual, ask the people you know...is the NHS failing you (I bet you think not, so dont beleive the media)
Charging people is part of the governments campaign to abolish the NHS by introducing payment at any level gets the people slowly into the mindset that this is normal, this is standard PR strategy by starting off with attacking the things that you would support charging for (drunkenness, missing appointments) once you have the mindset they they increase slowly the things that should be paid for, holiday jabs, specialist treatments, sports injuries, self inflicted, addiction treatments, none critical...poof NHS GONE ! DO NOT BE BLIND TO THIS ITS STANDARD PR FOR BAD POLICY ! multi pronged attack, look on BBC news at number of reports of NHS failings...they want you to think NHS is failing so you support reform...but think as an individual, ask the people you know...is the NHS failing you (I bet you think not, so dont beleive the media) richiepooh

9:21am Wed 18 Dec 13

richiepooh says...

I would also point out...as tax payers we already pay for the NHS services
ITS NOT FREE...but I bet if they start taking private payment for services we dont get reduced cost in our tax bill.

private health in the past pre NHS (you paid direct)
public health NHS (you paid government, they paid costs to doctors)
return to private (you pay government, they dont pay costs, you paydirect)
return to public health in the future say 2030 (you pay government (old costs) + you pay government(new costs), they pay costs to doctors)
do you see where this goes.on and on
I would also point out...as tax payers we already pay for the NHS services ITS NOT FREE...but I bet if they start taking private payment for services we dont get reduced cost in our tax bill. private health in the past pre NHS (you paid direct) public health NHS (you paid government, they paid costs to doctors) return to private (you pay government, they dont pay costs, you paydirect) return to public health in the future say 2030 (you pay government (old costs) + you pay government(new costs), they pay costs to doctors) do you see where this goes.on and on richiepooh

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