The Bonds Keeping The NHS Intact Are At Breaking Point

The Trustees’ duties would include forecasting the demands likely to be placed on health and social care services, setting a budget with which the services can meet those demands, and raising the necessary National Insurance contributions for that budget. Likewise they would need to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the service staff themselves, as well as voters, on what kinds of technologies, treatments, and drugs should be available through the services, and what shape the services should take to meet patients’ needs.

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