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Of course if the NHS wasn’t so successful in extending our lives there wouldn’t be such a care / funding problem!
In a new paper for the Institute of Economic Affairs, Dr Kristian Niemietz gives a systematic overview of the NHS’s failures, inadequacies & structural problems. Through the paper he charts problems including a lack of patient choice & transparency in spending, the absence of reserves to pay for our ageing population, a failure to harness innovative technologies and the dominance of political short-termism.
Researched Links:

IEA : Political short-termism trumping best practice in the NHS

NHS England:  A digital NHS for everyone – Tim Kelsey and Martha Lane Fox

NIB:  Martha Lane Fox sets out her digital proposals for the NHS

LGA responds to age UK report on online services for older people

But what about the ‘Digitally un-empowered’?

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