With healthcare here in the US in the center arena, this is a good article telling a bit about how the Brits feel about their health plan, the NHS.   One thing in common with the feelings here is that politics don't belong in healthcare.  BD

The British Medical Association (BMA) said the incoming Prime Minister needed to find out why people were so dissatisfied with the health service.

Today's poll also found widespread support (93%) for continuing to fund the NHS out of general taxes.

But 53% also agreed that there should be a small charge for some services where resources were limited.

Seven out of 10 (70%) people questioned said decisions about local health services should be made by bodies elected by local people.

And 82% agreed that doctors should have a "major role" in deciding how money is spent in the NHS locally.  "It is time to take politics and political meddling out of the NHS and allow an independent board to be responsible for the day-to-day running of the health service.

A Department of Health spokesperson said: "The BMA survey of 1000 people is interesting but last month the Healthcare Commission survey of more than 80,000 NHS patients showed that 92% rated the care they received as good or excellent - This is the public's real verdict on the state of the NHS today.


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