• Question: Would you rather work for the NHS or the private sector?

    Asked by EllieFogg_1103 to Adil, Amanda, Gail, Jamie (GP), Jo & Lucy, Nicola, Philly, Tuxford on 7 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      Hi again Ellie!
      NHS through and through, I’d object to any notion that a patient could get a different standard of care because they’re paying for my time. There is an argument that people who can afford to pay should to relieve resources on the NHS but I think that would lead to a two-tier NHS which they have in other countries. The NHS is celebrated worldwide for it’s level of access, and GPs will see 90% of the patients seen in the NHS today.

    • Photo: Jo & Lucy Arthurs / Clayton

      Jo & Lucy Arthurs / Clayton answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      The NHS – I really believe the NHS is wonderful! (Agree we are struggling a bit in the last few years, but nowhere in the world is there a healthcare system that works as well as ours!)

      I think things may change a little over the next few years… and private work may become more prominent! I think there is talk of Virgin doing private GP surgeries which may change the current climate.

      Money can complicate things….so I like the challenge of using resources effectively, rather than ordering unnecessary tests (which is the risk if people pay for this!)

    • Photo: Gail Allsopp

      Gail Allsopp answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      I think a mixture of both is the best but for medicine the NHS is an amazing organisation so I’d choose the NHS.

    • Photo: Amanda Henchliffe

      Amanda Henchliffe answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      I am a huge supporter of the NHS and for the constitution. I think that private care has its place and can often support the NHS as well.

    • Photo: Adil Rashid

      Adil Rashid answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      I would definitely want to work for a NHS which fundamental value is offering free healthcare (something I’m really proud off).