NHS Commission fears

An NHS Commission is being called for to investigate the ‘existential crisis’ facing health  and social care services. Supporters of keeping the NHS as a universal service that is publicly funded and provided, and free at the point of need, have expressed concerns that this Commission will be far from even-handed and could contribute to a dismantling of the NHS.  They say it is likely to endorse the idea of introducing  charges and co-payments for care, something that the government is reluctant to propose directly itself.


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