I think that the government needs to invest more money. Even though it has increased from £75.822 billion to £177.229billion which is quite a lot, the government still only spends about 7% of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 10% in other European countries and 20 % in the USA. If the NHS did get more money straight away they should expand the hospital buildings so that more patients can get seen at one time rather than people having to be put on a waiting list. In real terms the amount invested to the NHS should be spent in a way which directly benefits the people who need it.
I personally think that the NHS is good so far but needs some improvements because some people have to wait for 4-5 hours to even get seen by a doctor let alone have treatment or an operation. Even though some people think that people who live an unhealthy lifestyle do not deserve free health care I think that they do because when they do buy cigarettes or alcohol they are still paying. These products are highly taxed, which directly compensates the health care system. Even though they are still paying its doesn’t come close to the amount needed for medication. I do not think that increasing the amount of tax people have to pay from their wages is a solution to the NHS funding crisis, because many working people, for example single parents, are already struggling to survive. A lot of people can’t afford to pay higher taxes and don’t have a lot of money. Instead the money being spent on the NHS needs to be better managed and spent more effectively.
The NHS started business in 1948 (precisely on the 5th of July 1948) and first said that free health care should be available to all, regardless of wealth. Many NHS organizations need help from volunteers and there are many voluntary centres across the country. This is Alesha Dixons thought on the NHS ‘’ I think people in England take things for granted , we complain about our NHS system and yes it’s not perfect but believe it’s far better than what they’ve got here .‘’