NFR – the free market nurses group – has just published a great article on the former Labour MP Alice Mahon.
Having spent years promoting the NHS, it turns out that when
Mahon actually needed treatment and care the NHS would not actually give her what she ‘needed’. Reduced to complaining that she has “been an ardent supporter of the NHS all my life, and now feel totally let down” quite rightly concluded that she should go private. Reportedly spending more than £5,000 to get a treatment which might save her from losing her eyesight, I am reminded of something my father used to say: experience is the best teacher.