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The NHS – the real cost of good healthcare

I fervently believe all patients of the NHS should receive an itemized bill of all their medications, treatments, GP and specialist appointments, and hospital stays. Only then will the general public understand how much a well-run healthcare system costs so they can truly understand its value. As you may already know, the NHS is free at the point of service, which means it’s paid for by the state via taxation. Continue reading The NHS – the real cost of good healthcare

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When and how would you choose to (live and) die? Aged 60 or 100?

elderly crossingThis issue has been on my mind since my 54-year-old mother spent a couple of weeks in hospital in January. 99% of the patients on the emergency care ward and later the all-female general medicine ward, were over 80 and had mobility issues. And of those, about 90% suffered from dementia.

After witnessing this, I’ve been re-evaluating my retirement years; how I want to live, and when I want to die.

Continue reading When and how would you choose to (live and) die? Aged 60 or 100?