HOW DOES OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (ACTUALLY) WORK?*

HOW DOES OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (ACTUALLY) WORK?*

The public healthcare system in the UK, known as the NHS, is widely considered one of the world’s best. However, the flaws are becoming increasingly evident. Let’s stress; this is not because of the incredible people working for the NHS. They work long, long hours, and do an amazing service for our country. It’s the system itself that has flaws. The waiting lists are extensive, and patient demand is far too high concerning resources and the number of doctors and nurses available. Because of this, an increasing number of people are turning towards international health insurance instead. So, how does our healthcare system actually work? WAITING TIMES The NHS waiting lists are astronomical at present. You may find yourself waiting weeks, and even months for the treatment you require, primarily if it is not related to COVID. Many people are even opting to have a private COVID test because of the speed associated with this. Patients find themselves waiting weeks for a scan, and then they have to wait weeks for the results, and then they must wait weeks again for the necessary treatment. It makes the whole process extremely lengthy, which means that individuals can be worried and in a… View Post