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NHS Poll Reveals Public Wants Doctors to Run NHS

NHS Poll Reveals Public Wants Doctors to Run NHS

THE GUARDIAN – The majority of British people believe the NHS has become a political football used cynically to win votes and should be trusted to professionals who understand how best to provide healthcare, according to an opinion poll carried out for the British Medical Association.

The Ipsos Mori survey, released on the first day of the BMA’s annual representatives meeting, also found that a third of people were in favour of parliament setting targets for the NHS, compared with 42% who were opposed. The union said the findings supported its insistence that decisions on patient care should be free from political interference and left to doctors.

The survey of nearly 2,000 people across Britain, weighted to be nationally representative, found that 73% believe that political parties are designing health policy to win votes, not to do what is best for the NHS, and that 65% believe the NHS should manage itself without the involvement of politicians as it understands how best to provide healthcare.

The public also showed a preference for doctors participating in decisions about how the NHS is run, with 55% saying they should have “high involvement”, over managers (34%).

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  • http://www.meebal.com/ meebal

    So 65% of the British population want doctors to run the NHS. It is unquestionable that the majority is in favour so now let’s see how ‘democracy’ plays out. Call us cynics if you will but we think that the majority voice will be duly ignored so that politicians are able to keep their friends and family members in position of power with vast salaries attached.

    Once again the British public is about to witness just how non-democratic the UK has become.

    Just think… within less than a year you can go to the polls and vote in the next set of dictators that will ignore your democratic rights.

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