NHS funding to fall to 6% of GDP

by reestheskin on 16/08/2015

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This is the most scary thing I have read in a while.

“Public spending on the NHS is due to fall as a proportion of gross domestic product, from a peak of 8% in 2009-10 to just over 6% in 2020-21.”

This is from this week’s BMJ, with the original source here.  Those close to the beginning of their career, or  thinking of studying medicine at university, need to think hard about what this means. Then there is the rest of the population, too. Even with optimistic forecasts for GNP such a change is impossible without a widespread collapse of the type of health care available in most of northern Europe. The alternative is simple: much medical care is going to be private.