Less than half of NHS staff (46%) believe patient care is the top priority at their health trust, a survey has showed.One in four do not think their trust sees it as most important, while a further 29% neither agree or disagree.
As Bishop Hill points out,
Will anyone now stand up and argue that the NHS is of any benefit to the British people whatsoever. It's the same as every other bureaucracy - run for the benefit of its staff and the politicians who run it.
I won't, believe it or not, argue that the NHS is of no benefit: it is of considerable benefit to those who cannot or will not pay for their own healthcare, on the grounds that they get healthcare when they would otherwise not (under the prevailing conditions).
For anyone who has to pay for this socialist monolith—or, indeed, those conscientious staff employed by it—it is of no benefit.